Working with Us
At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), our photovoltaic (PV) expertise can be leveraged by industry, university, and government agencies through a variety of opportunities. Find out more about working with us based on what you want to do.
Partner with Us
You can work with our experts and take advantage of NREL's outstanding facilities and technical capabilities to make progress on your projects, which may range from fundamental research to applications engineering.
- Collaborations, Agreements, and Solicitations
We offer a variety of non-proprietary and proprietary opportunities, for either industry partners or university partners. You can also work with us to develop a proposal in response to a competitive solicitation.
Our facilities, such as the Solar Energy Research Facility, Outdoor Test Facility, and Science and Technology Facility, are available for collaborative research.
Our capabilities include experienced research staff who can work with you in specific areas, including:
Get Help from Us
You can obtain certified measurements of solar device performance, or find solar technologies patented by NREL that you can license.
- Cell and Module Measurements
We can test your cell or module and provide certified data on its spectral responsivity and its power, efficiency, and other current vs. voltage performance parameters.
- Technology Licensing
You can license any of our available patented PV technology. Check out solar technologies available for licensing.
Find a Position with Us
You may be interested in being employed by NREL to work on PV projects, or may be looking for ways to work alongside our knowledgeable staff to learn more about the field of photovoltaics.