- Published: 23 June 2009 23 June 2009
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. (RES Americas) have announced a partnership to evaluate the design and performance of vital wind energy support systems.
Under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), NREL and RES Americas will investigate structural loads on foundations of operating wind turbines, thermal performance of underground collection system electrical cables, and side-by-side comparisons of alternative wind speed measurement systems. The agreement is worth almost US$ 500,000 over the next two years. RES Americas will contribute engineering designs needed for the foundations of two utility scale wind turbines to be installed at the NWTC this summer.