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NWTC Director Fort Felker speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new dynamometer expansion project. When finished, the facility will have a 5.8-megawatt capacity.
NREL's Steve Hammond and Kenny Gruchalla discuss a 3D model of wind plant aerodynamics that shows low velocity wakes and the resulting impact on downstream turbines.
Crews lift a blade assembly onto the nacelle of Gamesa's G9X-2.0-megawatt turbine at the NWTC. The Gamesa G9X-2.0 turbine is the latest addition to the collection of multi-megawatt wind turbines at the NWTC.
The most noticeable change at the NWTC in recent years is the addition of multi-megawatt wind turbines used for a wide variety of R&D activities in collaboration with industry partners.