In September, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a Small Wind Testing Workshop. Over 50 people attended the workshop including representatives of existing and proposed test centers.
The workshop included detailed briefing from NREL National Wind Technology Center’s personnel on testing to IEC Standards and to the proposed AWEA Small Wind Performance and Safety Standard. In addition, participants learned about testing at NREL and at five other test sites in North America. Finally, atendees brain stormed issues and actions need to develop a network of test sites across North America.
After the workshop a list serve was established for people to continue the conversation on testing issues.
For more information, contact Joe Smith at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 303-384-7115.