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wind energy

SWiFT Partnership Opportunities

On May 21, 2013, in

The SWiFT Facility can support all manner of collaborative and fully proprietary projects. Collaborative projects which align with and expand currently funded research activities can be facilitated through Collaborative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). Projects in which the complete intellectual property must be protected or are in a completely new R&D thrust can be arranged through Work […]

Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Facility

On May 21, 2013, in

Test-Bed Wind Turbines Allow Facility Flexibility While Providing Reliable Data in Many Regimes SWiFT will initially consist of three research-scale wind turbines (modified Vestas V27s) with the first two turbines spaced three diameters apart, perpendicular to the oncoming wind, and the third turbine five diameters downwind. (The turbines form a 3-, 5-, and 6-rotor-diameter-length triangle.) The […]

About SWiFT

On May 21, 2013, in

SWiFT: Innovating the Future of Wind Farm Performance It is well known that large amounts of wind energy are not effectively harvested in large wind farms because the turbines “shadow” each other and reduce the output of the turbines located in their wake. The wakes also produce increased turbulence and uneven loading on the shadowed […]

SMART Rotor Video

On September 17, 2012, in

A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

We are pleased to announce the publication of “A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector,” a 70-page report summarizing the activities and outcomes of our Vermont-Sandia partnership’s initial year. This document speaks to the broad collaborative effort involved, to the strong and enduring partnership, now formally known as the […]

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