The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Quality Control Workshop on December 9–10, 2013, in Golden, Colorado. The workshop was co-sponsored by the following EERE offices:

  • Fuel Cell Technologies Office
  • Solar Energy Technologies Office
  • Vehicle Technologies Office
  • Building Technologies Office
  • Advanced Manufacturing Office.

The purpose of the workshop was to convene government, industry, and other stakeholders to discuss the current status of quality control and metrology in manufacturing processes relevant to the EERE offices; note gaps in which current techniques are inadequate or missing altogether; discuss similarities in materials inspection and metrology needs across technologies; and identify opportunities for collaboration across EERE offices to address shared challenges.