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Title: Wind Turbine Safety and Function Test Report for the Gaia-Wind 11-kW Wind Turbine

Abstract

This test was conducted as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Independent Testing project. This project was established to help reduce the barriers to wind energy expansion by providing independent testing results for small wind turbines (SWT). In total, four turbines were tested at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) as a part of this project. Safety and function testing is one of up to five tests performed on the turbines, including power performance, duration, noise, and power-quality tests. The results of the testing provide the manufacturers with reports that can be used for small wind turbine certification. The test equipment includes a Gaia-Wind 11-kW wind turbine mounted on an 18-m monopole tower. Gaia-Wind Ltd. manufactured the turbine in Denmark. The system was installed by the NWTC site operations group with guidance and assistance from Gaia-Wind.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
971439
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-500-46724
TRN: US201004%%460
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; MANUFACTURERS; MONOPOLES; PERFORMANCE; SAFETY; TESTING; TURBINES; WIND TURBINES; GAIA 11-KW WIND TURBINE; GAIA; SAFETY AND FUNCTION TEST; WIND TURBINE CERTIFICATION; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Huskey, A., Bowen, A., and Jager, D.. Wind Turbine Safety and Function Test Report for the Gaia-Wind 11-kW Wind Turbine. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/971439.
Huskey, A., Bowen, A., & Jager, D.. Wind Turbine Safety and Function Test Report for the Gaia-Wind 11-kW Wind Turbine. United States. doi:10.2172/971439.
Huskey, A., Bowen, A., and Jager, D.. 2010. "Wind Turbine Safety and Function Test Report for the Gaia-Wind 11-kW Wind Turbine". United States. doi:10.2172/971439. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/971439.
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