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Facilities

NREL's state-of-the-art research facilities provide a venue for groundbreaking innovations in advanced manufacturing and collaboration with partners.

Explore our key facilities for advanced manufacturing R&D below or browse all NREL research facilities.

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Composites Manufacturing Education and Technology Facility

For the wind industry, it supports R&D projects for blade and original equipment manufacturers as part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.

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Atmospheric Processing Platform

It has integrated tools for depositing, processing, and characterizing photovoltaic materials and devices.

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Energy Systems Fabrication Laboratory

It is designed for manufacturing and testing components for fuel cells and electrochemical cells.

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Energy Systems Integration Facility

Its multitude of laboratories and equipment can accommodate the research and testing needs of many manufacturing projects.

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Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility

It's available for developing, testing, evaluating, and demonstrating processes and technologies for bio-based products and fuels production.

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Manufacturing Laboratory

It's designed to develop methods and technologies for scaling up renewable energy technology manufacturing capabilities.

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Power Electronics and Electric Machines Facilities

It features a wide range of equipment for testing and measuring heat transfer and reliability as well as thermal and thermochemical modeling.

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Science and Technology Facility

It features the Photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing Diagnostics Laboratory and many other laboratories for testing PV products and manufacturing processes.