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To optimize the way we use, produce, and deliver energy, NREL works with partners on transformative projects at its award-winning, state-of-the-art facilities.

We believe that with the right tools and the right team, great things can happen. With our combination of facilities and team of specialized scientists and engineers, there is no better place in the world for industry, government, and academic entities to join us in tackling today's energy systems integration challenges.

Featured Projects

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NREL is helping to develop a new and more cost-effective manufacturing process for critical components of concentrating solar power systems.

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NREL is testing an advanced microgrid system that draws on batteries and solar energy for its power for installation at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

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SolarCity and the Hawaiian Electric Companies

NREL is helping to address the safety, reliability, and stability challenges of interconnecting high penetrations of distributed photovoltaics with the electric power system.

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Current Partners

  • 3M
  • Abengoa
  • ACCIONA Solar
  • AccuFlux
  • Advanced Energy
  • AirGenerate
  • Albeado
  • Alstom
  • American Vanadium
  • Aquahydrex
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Asetek
  • AutoPort
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • BlackRidge
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Boreas Group
  • Bosch
  • California Energy Commission
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Case Western University
  • CellEra
  • Clemson University
  • ClipperCreek
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • CPS Energy
  • DC Systems
  • Denver Water
  • Duke Energy
  • EaglePicher
  • ElementOne
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • Emerson
  • Energy Exemplar
  • Enphase Energy
  • Erigo and EaglePicher
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Schneider Electric
  • Scitor
  • SecLab
  • Smarter Grid Solutions
  • SolarCity and the Hawaiian Electric Companies
  • Solectria
  • SPI Solar
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Gas
  • Spectrum Automation Controls
  • Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  • Spirae
  • SunPower
  • Synopsis
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Tendril
  • Total
  • Toyota
  • TransPower
  • United States Navy
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Denver
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of Wisconsin
  • ViaSat
  • W.E.B. Aruba N.V.
  • Whisker Labs
  • Wyle