ELEN is an institution that attaches importance to continuous research and development in its 30-year history. The contribution of this importance is significant for ELEN growth and its achievements from the early years of its foundation to the present day. ELEN R & D department, which is one of the most important power electronics sector in our country, was a three-person team when it was first founded and is a large organization with 60 people today. As a result of this, more high quality, more technological and higher value added products are developed by ELEN R & D department. The first inventions about uninterruptible power supply in Turkey and in the world shows the R & D power of ELEN. 300KVA transformer-free uninterruptible power supply design and production for the first time in the world is presented to users by ELEN.

ELEN is the first company in the country to use three-level inverter circuit topology in its products and to produce high-efficiency uninterruptible power supply. ELEN R & D department is engaged in R & D activities in solar and wind energy issues based on the idea that to overcome the energy problems experienced in the world is to use renewable energy sources. The first output of these studies, the solar energy compatible hybrid uninterruptible power supply, was developed by the ELEN R & D department. High power central inverters used in photovoltaic power plants and smaller power inverters for individual use have been developed and brought to market by ELEN R & D department. R & D works for other renewable energy sources are ongoing. In order to further develop the R&D infrastructure and culture that ELEN has, and to prove that skilled R & D activities are being carried out in our country, In December 2011 ELEN applied in order to benefit from the opportunities offered from T.C. Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology General Directorate of Science and Technology “Law No. 5746 on Supporting Research and Development Activities” for R&D Center. As a result of the reviews and audience referee visits, it was decided that ELEN R & D department should be supported as an R & D Center as of March 2012. Since from 2013 being successfully passed from the audits of R&D Center, ELEN carries out being the R&D Center status for years.

ELEN uses the products of the world’s leading semiconductor companies in its products. Therefore, solutions are produced with cooperation between ELEN R & D department and semiconductor manufacturer companies. The R & D department works with academicians on its projects and gives importance to university-industry cooperation. In this way, ELEN offers the benefits of studies in universities to its users.