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Title: Mechanical Loads Test Report for the U.S. Department of Energy 1.5-Megawatt Wind Turbine

The objective of the test was to obtain a baseline characterization of the mechanical loads of the DOE 1.5 wind turbine located at NREL. The test was conducted in accordance with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Specification, IEC 61400-13 Wind Turbine Generator Systems – Part 13: Measurement of mechanical loads; First Edition 2001-06 [1]. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL conducted this test in accordance with its quality system procedures so that the final test report meets the full requirements of its accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). NREL’s quality system requires that all applicable requirements specified by A2LA and International Standards Organization/IEC 17025 be met or to note any exceptions in the test report.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Santos Wind Engineering Technologies, Inc., Portland, ME (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Contributing Orgs:
Santos Wind Engineering Technologies, Inc., Portland, Maine
Country of Publication:
United States
17 WIND ENERGY mechanical loads test; U.S. Department of Energy; 1.5 MW; wind turbine; A2LA; NREL