Small Wind Turbine Testing and Applications Development

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Small wind turbines offer a promising alternative for many remote electrical uses where there is a good wind resource. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory helps further the role that small turbines can play in supplying remote power needs. The NWTC tests and develops new applications for small turbines. The NWTC also develops components used inconjunction with wind turbines for various applications. This paper describes wind energy research at the NWTC for applications including battery charging stations, water desalination/purification, and health clinics. Development of data acquisition systems and tests on small turbines are also described.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1999
EventWindpower '99 - Burlington, Vermont
Duration: 20 Jun 199923 Jun 1999


ConferenceWindpower '99
CityBurlington, Vermont

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-27067


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