The Penn State Electro-Optics Center will be installing a 10 kW fiber laser at its Northpointe, PA facility in Fall 2005. This presentation will discuss the facility's capabilities and introduce three planned experiments that will utilize the high power near 1 urn. The first experiment will be in the area of laser charring effects with semi-transparent composite materials. Previous work had been limited due to spot size requirements and limited available power. The new laser will enable effects testing up to levels of several hundred W/cm 2. The second application will be damage testing of optical coatings. Coating damage continues to be a major obstacle in the development of HEL systems. The new facility at the EOC will allow us to test optical coating damage at fluence relevant to HEL systems. A third planned application is the demonstration of a low-cost, non-coherent beam combiner. The combiner design will be discussed with preliminary results and plans for range testing at an underground mine location.