Wind Turbine Generator System Duration Test Report for the Gaia-Wind 11 kW Wind Turbine

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This test was 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, five turbines are being tested at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NRELs) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) as a part of thisproject. Duration testing is one of up to five tests that may be performed on the turbines, including power performance, safety and function, noise, and power quality tests. The results of the testing will provide the manufacturers with reports that may be used for small wind turbine certification. The test equipment includes a Gaia-Wind 11 kW wind turbine mounted on an 18 m monopole tower.Gaia-Wind Ltd. manufactured the turbine in Denmark, although the company is based in Scotland. The system was installed by the NWTC Site Operations group with guidance and assistance from Gaia-Wind.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages45
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-49069


  • duration testing
  • Gaia
  • independent testing
  • small wind turbine
  • wind turbine


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