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NREL Supports Small Businesses in the Wind and Water Power Sectors (Text Version)

This is the text version of the video "NREL Supports Small Businesses in the Wind and Water Power Sectors."

Three-screen shot of a wind turbine, a bridge, a hydropower plant.

Front shot of NREL Research Fellow Bob Thresher speaking in front of machinery.

I believe that renewable energy wind, water, photovoltaics will eventually be the primary source of all energy for the planet.

Three-screen shot of wind turbines, storm clouds, ocean waves.

We can't afford to continue to burn hydrocarbons and pollute the atmosphere.

Front shot of NREL Research Fellow Bob Thresher speaking in front of machinery.

Climate change can have an impact on us and we can stop that now by developing these new technologies.

Aerial shot of the Flatirons Campus at the National Wind Technology Center followed by a front shot of researchers working at computers

I really enjoy working here at the laboratory, primarily because I'm surrounded with very creative, inspired people who love what they're doing and are on a mission to change the way we generate our energy.

Front shot of computers running calculations, researchers pointing to computers transitioning into a back shot of researchers sitting behind five computer monitors and windows open to machinery followed by a front shot of a wind turbine blade undergoing tests; front shot of a man in a hard hat standing on top of a wind turbine blade to inspect it.

Everybody knows that small businesses are the source of almost all new innovation.

Back shot of a person wearing a vest and hard hat walking down the length of a wind turbine blade.

By working with small businesses, we can accelerate this change to a clean energy future.

Close-up shot of the top of a wind turbine blade in operation, U.S. Department of Energy and NREL logos printed on the side.

The National Wind Technology Center is helping small businesses today to perfect their technologies, to help them new design studies, to help them with analysis.

Aerial shot of machinery undergoing tests at the Flatirons Campus facilities, 4 people in hard hats watch transitioning into front shot of three researchers examining data on a large computer monitor as well as a laptop monitor.

To help them with testing their testing their device, to help them with supply chain and deployment issues,

Close up of a computer monitory displaying test data.

to help them with grid integration,

Front shot of NREL Research Fellow Bob Thresher speaking in front of machinery.

so that they're selling a device that has been proven here at the laboratory.

Front shot of several wind turbines in operation at the Flatirons campus, snowy foreground, framed by mountains in the background.

We can do this for both wind and water-power technologies.

Front shot of NREL Research Fellow Bob Thresher speaking in front of machinery (wave energy device?)

For more information about our capabilities, please visit our website at NREL.gov.

Video closes with the NREL logo and web addresses: www.nrel.gov/wind and www.nrel.gov/water.