Work with Us
The interaction of the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at NREL with industrial, university, and government partners is the key to moving advanced photovoltaic (PV) technologies into the marketplace and the U.S. economy. We provide opportunities to use our facilities, develop technology partnerships, and license our technology.
We host visits to our campus so you can meet our scientists and check out our facilities and capabilities. We also provide educational opportunities such as the Hands On Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE).
Partnership and Business Development
Using Our Facilities
To help advance research and/or strengthen a product's marketability in PV, many of our facilities or tools are available to industrial, university, and government researchers. We can also provide experienced staff to help conduct testing at the facilities, or you may be able to perform the research or testing on your own.
Our facilities include:
- Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF)
- Science and Technology Facility (S&TF)
- Outdoor Test Facility (OTF)
- Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)
Developing Technology Partnerships
We offer a variety of technology partnership agreements to help you gain access to our research expertise in PV, including our laboratory and modeling and analysis capabilities. You can:
- Work collaboratively with us on a PV research project through Strategic Partnership Projects Agreements.
- Submit a proposal in response to any active solicitation for assisting NREL with a PV research and development activity.
Licensing Our Technology
You can license any available patented PV technology. For more information, see NREL's technologies available for licensing.
See what technologies are available for licensing on the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Innovation Portal.
Read about Our Research Highlights
Read a sampling of various highlights in the solar and materials science research areas.