Use Our Labs

Designated a U.S. Department of Energy user facility, the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) houses an unparalleled collection of advanced energy research capabilities.

Two researchers looking at mechanical equipment in the ESIF.

Requests for access to the ESIF are accepted on an ongoing basis, depending on availability. Various types of solicitations for proposals are posted throughout the year, including those that align with specific areas of interest at the ESIF. See below for current opportunities and instructions to request access to the ESIF.

Calls for Proposals

Open Call for User Access

Learn more about the comprehensive capabilities offered at the ESIF to see if it is suitable for your specific needs.

Additional Information

Non-NREL parties selected to work on-site at the ESIF are required to enter into a partnering agreement. Please view NREL's Technology Partnership Agreements page for additional information on agreement types.

Non-NREL parties must also adhere to all onboarding and training requirements to access the laboratory. Learn more about NREL's site security procedures and review the ESIF User Guide.

Every individual using the ESIF must be approved by the U.S. Department of Energy. Funding or citizens from sensitive countries as regarded by the United States might not be eligible.


If you have questions, please contact us.