NREL Innovations Help Drive Wind Industry Transformation (Fact Sheet)

Ernest Tucker

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    For nearly 30 years, NREL has helped the wind turbine industry through design and research innovations. The comprehensive capabilities of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), ranging from specialized computer simulation tools to unique test facilities, has been used to design, develop, and deploy several generations of advanced wind energy technology.
    Original languageAmerican English
    StatePublished - 2013

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-6A42-59014


    • airfoils
    • computer aided engineering (CAE)
    • controllable grid interface
    • dynamic system simulation
    • dynamometers
    • endurance testing
    • fatigue damage
    • GE
    • gearbox failures
    • gearbox reliability
    • highly accelerated life testing
    • land-based
    • National Wind Technology Center
    • NWTC
    • offshore
    • variable speed wind turbines
    • wind power
    • wind resource maps
    • wind turbine simulation tools


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