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Title: Regional Field Verificaiton Project -- Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines (Poster)

Abstract

Bergey 10-kW Excel-S wind turbines, each equipped with the same blades, were installed at sites in the Pacific Northwest as part of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development's Our Wind Cooperative. Each installation was instrumented with data acquisition systems to collect a minimum of two years of operating data. The four turbines highlighted in this poster were installed between 2003 and 2004. Wind speed predictions were taken from available wind resource maps for Montana and Washington and modeled at hub height. Measured wind speeds were measured at anemometer height (6m below hub height) and adjusted to hub height. At all sites, the annual average data recovery was 80% or better. Manufacturer power curves and performance have been adjusted for the elevation at each site. Deviations from predicted performance may be due to equipment, operator, or the environment.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943369
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: (Proceedings of) Windpower 2006 Conference and Exhibition (CD-ROM, Business Track), 4-7 June 2006, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Related Information: For pdf see NREL/PO-500-39831
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; ANEMOMETERS; BUSINESS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; ECONOMICS; MANUFACTURERS; PERFORMANCE; TURBINES; VELOCITY; VERIFICATION; WIND TURBINES; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Sinclair, K. Regional Field Verificaiton Project -- Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines (Poster). United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Sinclair, K. Regional Field Verificaiton Project -- Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines (Poster). United States.
Sinclair, K. Sun . "Regional Field Verificaiton Project -- Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines (Poster)". United States. doi:.
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