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A non-exhaustive list of test opportunities are:
SWiFT is the only facility in the U.S. specifically built to study and develop wind-plant technology. Combined with Texas Tech University’s Ka-band radars, both the SWiFT wake mapping and full-scale wind farms can be experimentally investigated and compared to the models run on Sandia’s supercomputing facilities.
SWiFT is representative of a high percentage of the U.S. wind-turbine fleet allowing ideal testing of wind-resource assessment measurement technology.
All components of the SWiFT turbines are highly characterized and instrumented to permit a wide variety of studies. Additionally, the reconfigurable data-acquisition systems allow easy opportunity for sensors to be added for new or comparative purposes.