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Title: Regional Field Verification - Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest

Abstract

The purpose of the Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (DOE/NREL) Regional Field Verification (RFV) project is to support industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines and to verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. In addition, RFV aims to help expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements, and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Under RFV, Bergey Excel S (10kW) wind turbines were installed at sites in the Pacific Northwest as part of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development's (NWSEED) 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 paper were installed between 2003 and 2004. At least two years of operational data have been collected from each of these sites by Northwest SEED. This paper describes DOE/NREL's RFV project and summarizes operational data from these sites.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943370
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 preprint version see NREL/CP-500-38110
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; BUSINESS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; ECONOMICS; PERFORMANCE; RELIABILITY; TURBINES; VERIFICATION; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINES; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Sinclair, K., and Raker, J. Regional Field Verification - Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Sinclair, K., & Raker, J. Regional Field Verification - Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest. United States.
Sinclair, K., and Raker, J. Sun . "Regional Field Verification - Operational Results from Four Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The purpose of the Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (DOE/NREL) Regional Field Verification (RFV) project is to support industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines and to verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. In addition, RFV aims to help expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements, and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Under RFV, Bergey Excel S (10kW) wind turbines were installed at sites in the Pacific Northwest as part of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development's (NWSEED) 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 paper were installed between 2003 and 2004. At least two years of operational data have been collected from each of these sites by Northwest SEED. This paper describes DOE/NREL's RFV project and summarizes operational data from these sites.},
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