As an applied laboratory, NREL focuses on linking science to the market, researching and developing technologies that can be licensed to private industry. Moving new technologies from initial concept to commercial application requires a breadth of expertise:
Testing and validation
Innovation at NREL depends on collaboration within the laboratory and across other research institutions and private industry. NREL provides the scientific and analytical leadership to guide the innovation process, contributing knowledge and expertise at each stage.
Innovation Spectrum Case Studies
The following illustrates examples of how the laboratory shepherds clean energy technologies from scientific discovery through commercial deployment.