|Type of Testing
||Wave, Tidal, Current, Floating Wind
||Full scale, Scale
The NREL Flatirons campus features multiple facilities for testing MRE devices and components. The Dynamometer facility contains three dynos for testing electrical generation capabilities ranging from 1kW to 5 MW. The NREL controllable grid interface
enables developers and researchers to simulate integrating their devices with the grid, battery systems, or other energy production sources. This testing can be applied to a variety of sized systems- ranging from utilities connected to the national
grid, to micro and nano grid simulations for distributed or localized power generation needs. The NREL structural research facility enables the verification and improvement of new component designs by providing the infrastructure to analyze
structural properties and test new manufacturing processes and materials. The testing infrastructure can be used to validate components ranging from 1 meter to over 50 meters in length.
In addition to the NREL Flatirons facilities, the NREL waterpower testing group works with developers to conduct power performance, power quality, and mechanical loads tests following the IEC TS 62600 requirements. NREL provides full open-water
testing and resource measurement support that includes provision of sensors, instruments and data acquisitions systems, along with the engineers and technicians for installation, operation, data processing, and data management.