in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) and independent safety, science and standards development company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) are building a large-scale wind turbine testing facility as part of a five-year research and testing agreement.

The wind turbine testing facility will encompass 60 acres of land near Nance Ranch, with an additional 2,400 acres available for development and growth. According to UL, the facility will provide services for large, small and micro wind manufacturers, as well as research and design testing capabilities.

UL is providing funding to build the facility, and WTAMU is providing the land as well as the personnel to operate the UL/WTAMU Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility.

The facility opens new testing capacity for turbine manufacturers seeking certification to international standards and helps reduce time-to-market and lower costs.

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Bird Groups Target LEEDCo's Icebreaker Offshore Wind Pilot

Two bird conservation groups that helped halt a wind project earlier this year argue that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.'s (LEEDCo) 18 MW offshore demo poses a major risk to regional wildlife.


Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.

JLG_id1900
UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
Acciona_id1907
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886