Wind Turbine Generator System Duration Test Report for the ARE 442 Wind Turbine

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This test is being conducted as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Independent Testing project. This project was established to help reduce the barriers of wind energy expansion by providing independent testing results for small turbines. In total, four turbines are being tested at the NWTC as a part of this project. Duration testing is one of up to 5 tests that may be performed on the turbines, including power performance, safety and function, noise, and power quality tests. The results of the testing provide manufacturers with reports that may be used for small wind turbine certification. The test equipment includes a grid connected ARE 442 wind turbine mounted on a 30.5 meter (100 ft) lattice tower manufactured by Abundant Renewable Energy. The system was installed by the NWTC Site Operations group with guidance and assistance from Abundant Renewable Energy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages46
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-47203


  • abundant renewable energy wind turbine
  • are 442 wind turbine
  • duration testing
  • independent testing
  • wind turbines


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