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A Tall Turbine for Texas


May 18, 2018

 UL and WTAMU team up to commission and test the tallest wind turbine in the US

Goldwind Americas, a world leading wind turbine technology and energy solutions provider, has completed installation of its 3 Megawatt smart wind turbine  prototype at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility located at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, Texas. With a hub height of 426.5 feet and a rotor diameter of 446.2 feet, the turbine is the tallest wind turbine in the United States.  The prototype turbine will be fully commissioned and begin testing in May at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility at WTAMU, a unique collaboration between UL and WTAMU.

This installation allows WTAMU faculty and students to be involved in wind energy technology and UL is pleased to take part in the prototype testing. “The facility, located in the middle of the Great Plains Wind Corridor, is one of the largest of its kind in the world and is a premiere location for wind testing and research,” Dr. Angela Spaulding, vice president of research at WTAMU, said. “Due to year-round favorable wind conditions, turnaround time at the facility is unparalleled, making it the ideal testing and research resource for wind turbine and component manufacturers, researchers, project developers, utilities and other companies within the wind energy sector.”

Click here to learn more about UL’s dedication to the wind energy sector or for more information about this new installation.