Advanced Wind Turbine Design Studies: Advanced Conceptual Study, Final Report

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    In conjunction with the U .S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Advanced Wind Turbine Program, the Atlantic Orient Corporation developed preliminary designs for the next generation of wind turbines. These 50 kW and 350 kW turbines are based upon the concept of simplicity. By adhering to a design philosophy that emphasizes simplicity, we project that theseturbines will produce energy at extremely competitive rates which will unlock the potential of wind energy domestically and internationally. The program consisted of three distinct phases. First, we evaluated the operational history of the Enertech 44 series wind turbines. As a result of this evaluation, we developed, in the second phase, a preliminary design for a new 50 kW turbine for thenear-term market. In the third phase, we took a clean-sheet-of-paper approach to designing a 350 kW turbine focused on the mid-1990s utility market that incorporated past experience and advanced technology.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages266
    StatePublished - 1994

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Atlantic Orient Corporation, Norwich, Vermont

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-442-4740


    • electricity generation
    • renewable energy (RE)
    • wind energy
    • wind turbine design
    • wind turbines


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