Wind Turbine Safety and Function 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 to wind energy expansion by providing independent testing results for small wind turbines (SWT). In total, four turbines were tested at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) as a part of this project. Safety and function testing is one of up to five tests performed on the turbines, including power performance, duration, noise, and power-quality tests. The results of the testing provide the manufacturers with reports that can 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. The system was installed by the NWTC site operations group with guidance and assistance from Gaia-Wind.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages37
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-46724


  • Gaia
  • Gaia-Wind 11-kW wind turbine
  • safety and function
  • test
  • wind turbine certification


Dive into the research topics of 'Wind Turbine Safety and Function Test Report for the Gaia-Wind 11-kW Wind Turbine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this