Frontpage Test & Demonstration Facilities Dynamic list of Global Test Facilities ORE Catapult's National Renewable Energy Centre (former NAREC)

ORE Catapult's National Renewable Energy Centre (former NAREC)

Facility Specifications

  • Blade test: 50 m and 100 m blade test facilities cover structural testing of wind turbine blades up to 100 m in length (dynamic and static).
  • Nacelle test: 3 MW and 15 MW powertrain testing facilities for full systems and components (including generators and converters). Both test rigs use a Non-Torque Loading (NTL) system to perform accelerated lifetime testing. 
  • Electrical systems: HV and flexible LV test laboratories/facilities for electrical, materials, mechanical and environmental testing and demonstration.
  • Subsea trials and demonstrations: onshore saltwater location for all stages of technology development.

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