in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

Irvine, Calif.-based Composite Technology Corp. (CTC) has announced that its DeWind subsidiary has successfully connected the first 60 Hz version of its D8.2 wind turbine to the grid, and shortly thereafter generated 2 MW of rated power for a number of hours.

This is part of an ongoing effort, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), to confirm the functionality and characterize the turbine in order to ensure a successful entry into the North American marketplace.

The next step, following completion of the test plan, is to move the nacelle from the dynamometer in Colorado to the prototype site in Sweetwater, Texas, where it is scheduled to be placed on top of an 80-meter tower in mid-December and undergo field performance verification testing.

"We are pleased to see how smoothly the testing has gone so far and appreciate having access to the NREL dynamometer test facility in order to efficiently verify the turbine's capabilities," says Benton Wilcoxon, chairman and CEO of CTC. "We are delighted to see it breeze through these tests and generate high-quality 60 Hz power, without any major hiccups."


Trachte Inc._id1770
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
Acciona_id1907
UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886