2020 Component Innovation Awardee: Windurance LLC

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Currently, there is no wind system power-conversion component available to wind turbine OEMs that is certified to applicable standards for use in the U.S. distributed wind energy market. Off-the-shelf industrial drives have features that are not needed by distributed wind OEMs and lack other features that would be valuable for the operation and control of wind turbine generating systems. In addition to adding costs for OEMs, these industrial drives increase uncertainty and risk for project developers and prospective owners. All of this presents barriers and increases costs for the development of distributed wind in the United States. With funding from CIP, Windurance plans to develop an industry-specific power-conversion component that will offer application-specific features at lower cost for distributed wind OEMs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-82122


  • CIP
  • Competitiveness Improvement Project
  • distributed wind
  • midsized wind turbines
  • small wind
  • wind turbine certification
  • wind turbine innovation


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