NREL posted preliminary test results for four small wind turbines in April. (Click here for details.) Through a competitive solicitation, NREL selected four commercially available small wind turbine systems to test in 2008/2009.
* Abundant Renewable Energy’s ARE 442
* Entegrity Wind System’s EW50
* Gaia-Wind’s 11 kW
* Mariah Power’s Windspire
The small wind turbines will be tested to standards adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and in compliance with the draft American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) standards for small wind turbine systems, for possible certification through the Swall Wind Certification Council. Additional test results and a final report will be released as they are completed.