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Capabilities

"Wind industry partners who work with us reap tremendous benefit from our experience, capabilities, and state-of-the-art equipment."

—Fort Felker, Wind Center Director

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at NREL has unique research capabilities, experienced staff, and specialized state-of-the-art equipment to provide its industry partners with the technical support they need to take their projects from the design table to the marketplace.

Research at the NWTC covers a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines that are applicable to both land-based and offshore wind energy, including: atmospheric fluid mechanics and aerodynamics; dynamics, structures, and fatigue; power systems and electronics; and wind turbine engineering applications for wind turbines with capacity ratings of a few hundred kilowatts to several megawatts. The center's unique capabilities include: