Energy Research

Creating New Directions in Energy Research


From sustainable energy to effective healthcare to security at home, our nation is counting on rapid developments of practical new technologies — and groundbreaking research is underway in our region. The Economic Development Partnership launched the Applied Research Center (ARC) to serve the energy exploration needs of government, academia, and the private sector.

This 60,000-square-foot facility, combining state-of-the-art laboratories and a conference center, is home to many organizations. Researchers at ARC are expanding the limits of solar, wind, hydrogen, and microwave technology, along with other forms of advanced technology such as the capture and commercial marketing of Helium-3 from nuclear reactors.


ARC is also home to the Energy Materials Research Laboratory that is part of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory. We’ve also established a hydrogen refueling station at the Sage Mill Industrial Park for companies located here.

If your organization is focused on finding new answers in energy or practical applications of the newest developments, choosing our region gives you access to many of the world’s most innovative minds.

Available Sites & Buildings

If you’re thinking about bringing your business to South Carolina’s Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda region, we’re ready to accommodate you with a broad variety of existing facilities and ready-to-build sites.