First-of-Its-Kind Study Uncovers Data to Improve Modeling Tools for Small Wind Turbines

Nov. 7, 2022

More than 150 megawatts of small distributed wind turbines are installed across the country, either in standalone systems or as a complement to other forms of electricity generation. When stationed in underrepresented communities, these turbines can help even the energy equity score by improving energy accessibility and security.

A WETO-funded research team led by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has published data that will improve understanding of the accuracy of models used for small wind turbines. Published in Wind Energy Science, this data can support distributed wind energy deployment by helping consumers and other stakeholders make the most informed investment decisions.

Read more about PNNL’s pioneering research on tools for modeling and simulating small wind turbines.