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Manufacturing Analysis

With world-class manufacturing analysis capabilities, NREL analyzes clean energy industry trends; cost, price, and performance trends; market and policy drivers; and future outlook to identify potential opportunities and challenges to renewable energy technology manufacturing.

NREL's manufacturing analysis yields insights that can support U.S. Department of Energy and industry decisions about research and development targets, investment strategies, and policy evaluation.

NREL also houses the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC), a part of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA). CEMAC works with industry and academia to deliver credible, timely, reliable analyses of clean energy technology supply chains, global trade flows, and other factors that drive manufacturing strategy.

Learn more about what we do and see examples of our analysis of clean energy innovation, comparative advantage and markets, jobs, manufacturing costs, supply constraints, and workforce development.

NREL's Jobs and Economic Analysis Framework
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NREL's manufacturing analysis illuminates potential opportunities for clean energy technology manufacturing.

Why is manufacturing analysis important?

NREL provides objective, original insights to support policymakers, industry, and others in clean energy manufacturing decisions. Clean energy manufacturing is critical for economic growth and increased productivity, energy security, accelerating innovation in energy technologies, reducing environmental impact, and the productive use of energy resources such as fuels and feedstocks.