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Photo of  wind turbines at the Ponnequin Wind Facility in northern Colorado

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A photo slideshow - the first photo shows bales of corn stover in northern Colorado.

The second photo shows a field of solar concentrators at SunEdison's new photovoltaic plant near Alamosa, Colorado.

The third photo shows wind turbines at the Ponnequin Wind Facility in northern Colorado.

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The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory works with public agencies, industry partners, and other universities and colleges to:

  • Develop renewable energy products and technologies for rapid transfer to the marketplace

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The Collaboratory is a research partnership among the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Colorado's premier research universities—Colorado State University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the Colorado School of Mines.

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Collaboratory Economic Impact Report 2008-2015

The state of Colorado invested $7.96 million in the Collaboratory from 2008-2015. The $7.96 million of state funding was leveraged into $96.6 million from industry, DOE, NSF, and other sources to support Collaboratory research projects.

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