- Published: 16 May 2016 16 May 2016
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding four subcontracts under the fourth round of funding through DOE's Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP). Two awardees were selected in the Certification Testing category, which is dedicated to turbines with a rotor-swept area less than 200 square meters.
Primus Wind Power will receive US $ 150,000 in funding to conduct certification testing on its 400-Watt AIR30 model turbine. Bergey Windpower received an award for US$ 152,558 to conduct certification testing of the Bergey Excel 15 turbine. Certification testing for wind turbines is conducted to either the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard or the American Wind Energy Association Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard. Two awardees were selected in the Type Certification category, which is dedicated to turbines with rotor-swept areas between 200 and 1,000 square meters. Northern Power Systems will receive US$ 447,000 to conduct type certification testing on its NPS100-24/37m IEC Class IIIA model wind turbine. The second awardee, Endurance Wind Power will receive US$ 450,000 to conduct type certification testing on its model X35 225-kilowatt wind turbine. Type certification for wind turbines in this category is conducted to the IEC standard. The awardees will complete their projects within an 18-month period of performance.