Working with Us
NREL's interaction with industrial, university, and government partners is the key to moving advanced concentrating solar power technologies into the marketplace and the U.S. economy. We provide opportunities to develop technology partnerships, license our technology, and use our facilities.
Developing Technology Partnerships
NREL offers a variety of technology partnership agreements to help you gain access to our research expertise in concentrating solar power, including our laboratory and modeling and analysis capabilities. You can:
Work collaboratively with us on a concentrating solar power research project through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
Pay NREL to conduct research without your collaboration through a Work-for-Others agreement.
You also can submit a proposal in response to any active solicitation for assisting NREL with a concentrating solar power R&D activity.
Licensing Our Technology
Your company can license any available patented concentrated solar power technology. For more information, see NREL's technologies available for licensing.
Using Our Facilities
To help advance research and/or strengthen a product's marketability in concentrating solar power, NREL's High-Flux Solar Furnace is available to industrial, university, and government researchers. We can provide experienced staff to help conduct testing at the solar furnace, or you can perform the testing on your own.