National Wind Technology Center's Information Portal
The National Wind Technology Center's Information Portal for wind and water power research has been permanently decommissioned. Many of its resources moved to this site.
Over the past two decades, the U.S. Department of Energy has sponsored software development and data collection for use by the wind and water power engineering community. The software and data are primarily for the benefit of the U.S. Government and organizations that collaborate with the Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. Others are welcome to use the software and data, but please note that they are meant for professionals with expertise in wind and/or water power technologies and are subject to a data use disclaimer agreement.
The wind and water power engineering community relies extensively on engineering tools for performance, loads, and stability analyses. Analyzing wind and water power structures requires tools that model the important physical phenomena and system couplings, including the environmental excitation (wind, waves, and current) and full-system dynamic response (rotor, drivetrain, nacelle, support structure, and controller).
Explore wind energy via atmospheric and airfoil data available at the National Wind Technology Center, including meteorological data from the 135-m-turbine-inflow research towers at the NWTC.