09/24/2010

DOE Funding Targets Midsize Wind Turbines

$5 Million to Expedite Mass Production

 
DOE Funding Targets Midsize Wind Turbines

The Department of Energy recently awarded over $5 million to aid wind energy development. A portion of the funding targets midsize wind turbines with the hope of boosting their speed and scale. The goal is to accelerate the commercialization of turbines generating 200-500kW.  

Midsize turbines are a great solution at schools, factories, remote locations, and commercial facilities because they can be installed on site, as opposed to operating as part of a wind farm. Three projects have been selected to address obstacles contributing to a sluggish turbine market. To increase availability, the projects will test technologies that lower installation expenses and enhance productivity.

Funding recipients include:

  • Clean Green Energy, LLC (Brighton, MI): Advancing a 200kW vertical axis turbine toward mass production. The vertical design will allow for distributed onsite generation near buildings.
  • Northern Power Systems (Barre, VT): Will develop, complete, and test a 450kW turbine within 18 months that will reduce turbine energy costs.
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX): Aiming to adapt a two-bladed turbine to downwind of the tower in order to boost output to 500kW and eliminate cranes during installation.
 

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