Gamesa and NREL collaborate on next-gen wind turbines
Spanish wind turbine manufacturer, Gamesa and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on next generation wind turbines for the US market. The publicprivate partnership will collaborate on developing new wind turbine components and rotors for the US market, researching and testing the performance of new control strategies and devising models that will help advance the development of offshore wind in US coastal waters. Gamesa has already installed and commissioned a G97 Class IIIA 2.0 MW test wind turbine at NREL’S National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado. The wind turbine will serve as the test platform with NREL, and is designed specifically for low-wind sites.