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Title: Cooperative field test program for wind systems

The objectives of the Federal Wind Energy Program, managed by the US Department of Energy (DOE), are (1) to assist industry and utilities in achieving a multi-regional US market penetration of wind systems, and (2) to establish the United States as the world leader in the development of advanced wind turbine technology. In 1984, the program conducted a series of planning workshops with representatives from the wind energy industry to obtain input on the Five-Year Research Plan then being prepared by DOE. One specific suggestion that came out of these meetings was that the federal program should conduct cooperative research tests with industry to enhance the technology transfer process. It was also felt that the active involvement of industry in DOE-funded research would improve the state of the art of wind turbine technology. DOE established the Cooperative Field Test Program (CFTP) in response to that suggestion. This program was one of the first in DOE to feature joint industry-government research test teams working toward common objectives.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5285410
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-253-4252
ON: DE92001209
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND TURBINES; FIELD TESTS; DYNAMICS; HORIZONTAL AXIS TURBINES; PROGRESS REPORT; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; VERTICAL AXIS TURBINES; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; DOCUMENT TYPES; EQUIPMENT; MACHINERY; MECHANICS; TESTING; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY 170602* -- Wind Energy Engineering-- Turbine Design & Operation