22 Mar '12, 2pm

NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center

NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center

Gamesa Turbine to Serve as Research Platform The latest addition to the collection of multi-megawatt wind turbines towering over the NWTC is a Gamesa G97 Class IIIA 2.0-megawatt turbine. The turbine was installed in late 2011. NREL and Gamesa Technology Inc. will collaborate in a public-private partnership to study and test a variety of components and systems on the turbine, which will guide development of the next generation of wind turbines designed specifically for the U.S. market. NREL and Gamesa will collaborate on work in three key areas: developing new wind turbine components and rotors; researching and testing the performance of new control strategies; and devising models that will help develop turbines for U.S. coastal waters. Using Gamesa's turbine platform as a laboratory, researchers will study the behavior of systems and how new designs, products, or equipment...

Full article: http://www.nrel.gov/news/features/feature_detail.cfm/feat...

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