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Scottish Energy Laboratory




Perhaps you have an idea, but you don’t have the resources to explore it right now.  Do you have a prototype, and need to prove that it works through testing?


The Scottish Energy Laboratory (SEL) is a network of, and single point of entry to, Scotland’s leading research, test and demonstration centres. There are over 50 facilities (60% in ETP and 40% in other organisations) with a combined investment value of over £250m.

Wherever you are currently developing your technology we can help you, with backing from Scottish Enterprise, find the right testing facility and technical support including wind tunnels, wave tanks and high voltage network test sites.  We can also arrange comprehensive energy technology development and commercialisation support and access to an extensive and world class supply chain.

The SEL directory can be downloaded at and provides the following details:

             A full list of all facilities and details of their speciality

             the facility specification / features

             type of projects / support and services provided

             previous energy sector experience

             typical projects supported (e.g. R,D&D)

             examples of projects

Case study - Gamesa

Glasgow University is testing Gamesa’s wind turbine blade aerofoil sections. If successful this project will validate the facility’s wind tunnel capability and the SEL will support its marketing to the wider wind industry.

Case study -Scottoiler

An innovative Scottish SME, Scottoiler, has developed a novel chain lubrication system which improves energy efficiency.
Independent testing and verification of their technology is required and SEL has brought together test rigs at the Energy Technology Centre and academic support from the University of Strathclyde to provide an integrated solution for the company.