Design Review and Analysis
NREL is leveraging its 35 years of experience in renewable energy technologies to accelerate the development of robust and efficient water power devices and components. As part of this effort, NREL researchers provide industry partners with design reviews and analyses.
In addition to design reviews, NREL offers technical assistance to solve specific technical problems and conducts parallel research to provide a foundation for the increasingly complex engineering reviews and analyses needed in highly advanced device configurations. Active research and development activities include mechanical design, hydrodynamics, structural dynamics, advanced controls, model development, grid integration, and instrumentation and testing.
Read about NREL's computer-aided engineer tools.