The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office have funded Sandia National Laboratories and its partner, Montana State University, to conduct extensive testing and analysis on wind turbine blades and materials for marine hydrokinetic (MHK) devices in support of the industry and research communities.
The results of over 16,000 tests on 500 materials (since 1989 for wind, and more recently for water) have been compiled and published annually in a public database along with numerous technical publications analyzing the key trends and technical results of the tests. Supporting publications can be found at the Composite Technologies Research Group at Montana State University.
In order to better understand the users of the database, solicit feedback on potential improvements, and notify users of updates, we are requesting some basic information in the form below. If you would like to provide feedback or suggestions on future database releases, please email your comments to:
Wind Database: Brandon Ennis – email@example.com
MHK Database: Bernadette Hernandez – firstname.lastname@example.org