NREL National Wind Technology Centre

Facility Specifications

  • Advanced Research Turbines: available to test new control schemes and equipment for reducing loads on wind turbine components.
    Advanced Research Turbines
  • Wind Dynamometer Test Facilities: conducts lifetime endurance tests at various speeds at nacelles up to 5 MW.
    Dynamometer Test Facilities
  • Wind Structural Testing Laboratory­: office space for industry researchers, experimental laboratories, computer facilities for analytical work as well as space for assembling components and turbines for atmospheric testing.
    Structural Testing Laboratory
  • Wind Research High Bay: 225-kilowatt dynamometer for testing small wind turbine components and subsystems.
    Building 251 and High Bay

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