Wind Turbine Safety and Function Test Report for the Mariah Windspire 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, five turbines were tested at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) as a part of this project. Safety and function testing is oneof up to five tests performed on the turbines, including power performance, duration, noise, and power-quality tests. NWTC testing results provide manufacturers with reports that may be used to meet part of small wind turbine certification requirements. The test equipment includes a Mariah Windspire wind turbine mounted on a monopole tower. L&E Machine manufactured the turbine in the UnitedStates. The inverter was manufactured separately by Technology Driven Products in the United States. The system was installed by the NWTC site operations group with guidance and assistance from Mariah Power.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-47496


  • DOE
  • independent testing
  • safety and function
  • small wind turbine certification
  • test
  • wind turbine
  • Windspire


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