ESIF in the context of the surrounding NREL campus
Construction workers inside a narrow hallway of the ESIF
Future site of the Energy Storage Laboratory, which will concentrate on the integration of energy storage systems, like battery technologies, with the utility grid
Benjamin Kroposki, NREL's director of energy systems integration, standing above a laboratory that can be viewed by visitors in a hallway one floor above, designed specifically for tours
For more specifics on the different laboratories, NREL has an interactive web feature that allows viewers to take a look inside each section of the new facility and view a map layout of the ESIF.
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