Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Advanced Power Systems

section of a sco2 turbine rig


Southwest Research Institute is a leader in advanced power systems, including the design, analysis, prototype fabrication, and testing of turbomachinery such as gas turbines, compressors, pumps, wind turbines, and motors from kW-scale to utility-scale. With more than 50 years of experience assessing and improving power generation equipment, SwRI is also a leading developer of cutting-edge power generation technology.

Advanced Energy Research Areas

SwRI’s unique approach to advanced science and applied technology enables clients in government and industry to draw upon multi-disciplinary teams for advanced energy research.

  • Advanced Power Generation Research and Development
  • Supercritical CO2
  • Thermal, Mechanical and Chemical Energy Storage (TMCES)
  • Coal and Natural Gas-Powered Oxy-Fuel Combustion
  • Hydrogen Combustion, Compression, Storage, and Fuel Cell Research
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Energy Storage Systems