About Narec (National Renewable Energy Centre)
Narec is the national centre for the UK dedicated to advancing the development, demonstration, deployment and grid integration of renewable energy and low carbon generation technologies. Narec’s international team of 120 scientists, engineers and technicians operate some of the world’s largest and most high profile translational research and testing facilities for electrical networks, offshore wind, wave and tidal power generation technologies. We are creating a world-leading technology advancement hub for the offshore renewables industry, and work with global turbine, blade, electrical infrastructure manufacturers, project and device developers on their large turbine, blade and associated equipment development programmes. New facilities under construction include a 100MW offshore test site for wind turbines; the world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand; and the world’s most sophisticated marine and wind turbine drive train test facilities.