The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) was established in 2002 as a Centre for Excellence for new and renewable energy technologies.  The company was incorporated in February 2003 as a knowledge-based services organisation. Based in Blyth, Northumberland, NaREC is working to enable the move towards a low carbon economy on a National and International scale by assisting the development and market growth of new energy technologies. NaREC is one of the five centres of excellence set up by the North East’s regional development agency, One Northeast. 

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NaREC encompasses a range of research, testing and development facilities across the spectrum of energy industries. A specialised team of technical and engineering consultants with a wide range of practical experience work to support the development and testing facilities at NaREC, helping to bridge the gap between innovation and realisation. NaREC’s unique world-class facilities offer testing and development of large wind turbine blades, marine renewables, offshore and subsea equipment, micro-renewables and High Voltage electrical equipment. NaREC also has facilities and consultancy expertise for the development and integration of large and small-scale renewables into the energy mix including assistance with small scale embedded generation and power systems analysis.
NaREC also runs the UK’s only Independent Photovoltaic R&D Laboratory, combining small scale manufacturing and solar cell process development.
The New and Renewable Energy Centre Limited is a self-standing but not for profit organisation (a company limited by guarantee). It has been created in the North East of England to be a Centre of Excellence providing enablement, testing and development services to the energy sector.

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