National Wind Technology Center

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