Regional Field Verification -- Case Study of Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest: Preprint

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The U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (DOE/NREL) Regional Field Verification (RFV) project supports industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines and verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. In addition, RFV aims to help expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Between August 2003 and August 2004, six turbines were ... continued below

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Sinclair, K. May 1, 2005.

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The U.S. Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (DOE/NREL) Regional Field Verification (RFV) project supports industry needs for gaining initial field operation experience with small wind turbines and verify the performance, reliability, maintainability, and cost of small wind turbines in diverse applications. In addition, RFV aims to help expand opportunities for wind energy in new regions of the United States by tailoring projects to meet unique regional requirements and document and communicate the experience from these projects for the benefit of others in the wind power development community and rural utilities. Between August 2003 and August 2004, six turbines were installed at different host sites. At least one year of data has been collected from five of these sites. This paper describes DOE/NREL's RFV project, reviews some of the lessons learned with regards to small wind turbine installations, summarizes operations data from these sites, and provides preliminary BOS costs.

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  • To be presented at WindPower 2005, 15-18 May 2005, Denver, Colorado

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-500-38166
  • Grant Number: AC36-99-GO10337
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 882795
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc873448

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Sinclair, K. Regional Field Verification -- Case Study of Small Wind Turbines in the Pacific Northwest: Preprint, article, May 1, 2005; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873448/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.