University of Washington

Seattle lab aims to speed development of clean-energy tech

The paint has barely dried on the walls at Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, but already academic researchers and startups are lining up to use the state-of-the-art facility to help speed development of their clean energy innovations.

The new lab, which opens Thursday in Seattle, aims to close a critical gap in getting clean-energy technologies from idea to prototype: It's providing researchers and entrepreneurs with space to test out and scale up their designs — and ideally bring them to market faster.

Everyone from students to industry startups to government researchers are invited to validate designs at the state-funded, 15,000-square foot space at the University of...

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