Brookhaven National Laboratory is developing a new Northeast Solar Energy Research Center (NSERC) on its campus that will serve as a solar energy research and test facility for the solar industry. The NSERC will include laboratories for standardized testing in accordance with industry standards, along with a solar PV research array for field testing existing or innovative new technologies under actual northeastern weather conditions.
The NSERC will also include access to unique high-resolution
data sets from the 32MW Long Island Solar Farm located at Brookhaven.
Our vision is to provide a facility that is accessible
to the industry with capabilities to address the major
challenges facing the deployment and integration of sustainable
solar energy resources, particularly in the northeastern United
States, as a means of ensuring the Nation’s future energy
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Support the expansion of solar power in the Northeast by providing highquality data, field-testing, analyses, and solar energy expertise to address technical, economic, environmental, and policy issues facing solar power deployment in northeastern climates.
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NSERC will be available to industry
The facility is owned by DOE, operated by BNL's contractor, Brookhaven Science Associates, and will be open to industry via pre-arranged access agreements. No UL Certification or interconnect permits required.
NSERC will host sponsored Research
DOE sponsored research can be conducted via proposals by Brookhaven Science Associates. Collaborative sponsored research can occur via Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and collaborative research via joint proposals.
Standardized Agreements will address data sharing and intellectual property issues.