Funding Opportunity: SuNLaMP
SunShot Subprogram: Photovoltaics
Location: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
SunShot Award Amount: $6,999,432
Location: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
SunShot Award Amount: $1,250,000

The Regional Test Center (RTC) program aims to support technical innovation in the U.S. solar sector by validating the performance of new PV products in multiple climates.  The RTCs are the premier sites for climatically distinct testing of new PV module products from U.S. manufacturers. Tests conducted directly address U.S. manufacturing needs for improved bankability and reduced market barriers for novel technologies.


Sandia manages four and NREL one of the five RTCs, which represent a range of irradiance, temperature, and precipitation values. This project supports the operation, maintenance, and management of the sites and provides the opportunity to add new collaborative projects with industry partners across the RTCs.


The RTCs offer a unique set of services to industry partners and provide the infrastructure necessary to support the increased development of the U.S. solar industry.