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The vision of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is to be an essential partner for the technical development and large-scale deployment of wind power. The goals are to:

  • Improve windplant power production
  • Reduce windplant capital cost
  • Improve windplant reliability and lower operation and maintenance costs
  • Eliminate barriers to large-scale deployment.

The NWTC's wind energy research capabilities are ahead of the curve. The center's experienced staff, unique research capabilities, and specialized state-of-the-art equipment provide industry partners and stakeholders with technical support from the design table to the marketplace.

NREL's R&D projects are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program.


NREL's wind research supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program.

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