National Wind Technology Center

Located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), it is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility. Built in 1993, the center provides an environment for the development of advanced wind energy technologies.

18299 W. 120th Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027 US

National Renewable Energy Laboratory


As Seen In CompositesWorld

WTTC opens upsized wind blade test facility
The Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC, Boston, Mass.) opened its $35 million+ wind blade testing facility on May 18, 2011, the only lab in the U.S. that can test blades up to 90m/295-ft long.

UMaine’s Offshore Wind lab sports 70m/230-ft testing … and more
The Offshore Wind Laboratory’s new wind turbine blade test lab, part of a 38,700-ft² (3,595m²) expansion of the University of Maine’s (UMaine) AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center (Orono, Maine), was first announced in February 2009.

Structural health monitoring: Angling for the air
Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for composite aerostructures have been slow to deliver on their promise, but a system developed by Luna Technologies (Roanoke, Va.) is on a glide path to implementation on in-service aircraft

Upsizing blade test regimes
As composite rotor blade size grows, research groups act to meet the urgent need for physical testing facilities with large-blade capacity.

Product Categories of National Wind Technology Center

Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Testing
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural