Technology Innovation (early-stage technology commercialization): NIREC mentors clean energy companies nationwide. NIREC integrates researchers, entrepreneurs, business experts and financial capital to identify, fund and accelerate the development and commercialization of clean energy solutions. With a focus on renewable energy, energy conservation and energy efficiency technologies, NIREC works with its research partners and early-stage companies to transform clean energy ideas into sustainable enterprises. Three program offerings are available to early-stage companies through NIREC's OnTRAC program. Developed to accelerate the path to market, the OnTRAC modules, including OnTRAC:Launch, OnTRAC:Start and OnTRAC:Connect, provide expert assessments and advice along with a structured program for developing and implementing a commercialization plan.
Deployment Innovation (large-scale project implementation): NIREC accelerates renewable energy project development in the Western United States. Leveraging a rich array of internal and external resources, NIREC brings together all elements of project implementation. From energy resource assessments, to permitting, feasibility analyses, commercial structuring, and financing, NIREC works with energy project developers to overcome the numerous challenges to large scale renewable energy deployment. NIREC is particularly focused on assisting developers structure their projects to meet the demands of energy purchasers in California, including the development of transmission strategies and related deal structuring to support the acquisition of Power Purchase Agreements from the state’s utilities and municipal power authorities.
Targeted Economic Development: NIREC advocates for a knowledge-based economy, partnering with Nevada’s economic development practitioners in targeted recruitment and cluster-building activities to produce a critical mass of clean energy manufacturers, distributors, generation and transmission project developers, financiers, and technical service providers. Recent research released by NIREC and the Nevada Commission on Economic Development pinpoints four additional targets of opportunity (beyond energy) to leverage existing knowledge clusters within Nevada to transform its economy, NIREC is exclusively focused on the clean energy industry.
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999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89451
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