Work with Us
The interaction of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with industrial, university, and government partners is the key to moving advanced concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies into the marketplace and the U.S. economy. We provide opportunities to use our facilities, develop technology partnerships, and license our technology.
Using Our Facilities
To help advance research and/or strengthen a product's marketability in CSP, several of our facilities or tools are available to industrial, university, and government researchers. We can also provide experienced staff to help conduct testing at the facilities, or you can perform the testing on your own. The NREL facilities include the High-Flux Solar Furnace, Large-Payload Solar Tracker, and the three specialized laboratories at NREL (Advanced Optical Materials Lab, Advanced Thermal Storage Materials Lab, and Optical Characterization Lab. To learn more, contact the CSP Research Staff.
Developing Technology Partnerships
NREL offers a variety of technology partnership agreements to help you gain access to our research expertise in CSP, including our laboratory and modeling and analysis capabilities. You can:
- Work collaboratively with us on a CSP research project through a Strategic Partnership Projects Agreements.
- Submit a proposal in response to any active solicitation for assisting NREL with a CSP research and development activity.
Licensing Our Technology
You can license any available patented CSP technology. For more information, see NREL's technologies available for licensing.