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.
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.
Atmospheric Processing Platform
It has integrated tools for depositing, processing, and characterizing photovoltaic materials and devices.
Energy Systems Integration Facility
Its multitude of laboratories and equipment can accommodate the research and testing needs of many manufacturing projects.
Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility
It's available for developing, testing, evaluating, and demonstrating processes and technologies for bio-based products and fuels production.
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.
Science and Technology Facility
It features the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Diagnostics Laboratory and many other laboratories for testing PV products and manufacturing processes.