This newsletter highlights key activities, articles on current research projects, latest reports, papers, and events published by Sandia. This monthly newsletter is intended for wind industry partners, stakeholders, universities and potential partners.
Sandia hosts several Wind Workshops that bring together wind energy professionals from industry, universities, and national laboratories to discuss challenges, issues, and solutions for wind turbine blades.
Site atmospheric conditions have been analyzed by members of Sandia’s Wind Energy Technologies Department to characterize the magnitude and frequency of atmospheric conditions at SWiFT, the experimental wind farm in Lubbock, TX. The analysis will [...]
Sandia National Laboratories recently published "Analysis of SNL/MSU/DOE Fatigue Database Trends for Wind Turbine Blade Materials, 2010-2015" by researchers at Montana State University (MSU), a long-time academic research partner. Since 1989, Sandia has collaborated with MSU to [...]
The aerodynamic design of the National Rotor Testbed (NRT) blade has been completed (see example, above). The goal of the NRT rotor is to replicate the wake characteristics of a utility-scale rotor at the Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) test site. [...]
The Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Department is hosting the next Wakebench annual meeting (IEA Wind Task 31) at the Hotel Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque, NM, March 16-17, 2016. The meeting will include a review of wind [...]