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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.


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