National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to Test Small Wind Turbines
Source: Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Small Wind Energy Newsletter, April 2007.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for commercially available small wind turbines to be tested at NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC).
The objective of the solicitation for independent testing is to provide high-quality, detailed, and independent test results for a number of small turbines and allow them the opportunity to earn a certification granted by an independent certification body, the Small Wind Certification Corporation, which is in the process of being formed.
The solicitation will target commercially available turbines that have a high probability of success in the U.S. market over the next several years. NREL will select representative models for testing, arrange for installation of the turbine systems at the NWTC, evaluate the turbines through testing and other observations over a period of up to one year, and report its findings on the NREL Web site.
Pre-solicitation Announcement (MS Word 39 KB)
This information was last updated on 3/19/2007