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Manufacturing Laboratory

Researchers in the Energy Systems Integration Facility's Manufacturing Laboratory develop methods and technologies to scale up renewable energy technology manufacturing capabilities.

Photo of researchers and equipment in the Manufacturing Laboratory.

Key Infrastructure and Services

  • Continuous roll-to-roll processing line suitable for sheets at 6-18" wide
  • Benchtop roller prototype
  • Dual laser thickness instrumentation
  • Ultra-low force pneumatic caliper
  • 3D microscopy, gas manifolds, chemical fume hood

Types of Research

  • Coating, casting, deposition of functional layers, drying or curing of novel fuel cell materials
  • Non-destructive techniques for measurement of critical fuel cell material properties
  • In-line validation of quality control technologies for manufacturers
  • Application to organic and thin film photovoltaic and battery technologies