Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility event


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories and Texas Tech University will host the commissioning of the DOE/Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Facility on Tuesday, July 9, at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas.

The event will feature speakers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Program, Vestas Wind Systems, Sandia National Laboratories and Texas Tech University.

Speakers will discuss the importance of increasing performance to reduce the cost of wind power. In addition, speakers will address the SWiFT facility’s objectives of reducing power losses and damage caused by turbine-turbine interaction, enhancing energy capture and damage-mitigation potential of advanced rotors and improving the validity of aerodynamic, aero-elastic and aero-acoustic simulations used to develop innovative technologies.

The event is open to the public and will be from 9:15-11 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, July 9, at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas. Guests can register online and visit the commissioning website for detailed information about the ceremony.

Funding for the work comes from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

For more information on SWiFT, see previous news releases or visit the SWIFT website.

Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.



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