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Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) is based on a strong foundation of more than 40 years of research and education on the impact of wind on structures and human life.

To bring together All Things Wind, TTU has created the NWI to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering and energy. The institute combines the former Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Research Center and the Texas Wind Energy Institute (TWEI) into one entity to support the overall wind enterprise at Texas Tech University.

For All Things Wind, consider TTU’s National Wind Institute.

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Featured Event

The West Texas Mesonet recently celebrated the opening of Station #85 in Goodnight, Texas (Armstrong County). Located 37 miles SE of Amarillo and 12 miles SW of Claude along Highway 287, the station is now on-line with data in all products and feeds.

Special thanks to the National Weather Service folks from Amarillo and Lubbock who helped to build this station, and to the Goodnight Historical Center for allowing the station on their land.

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West Texas Mesonet celebrates the opening of station #85 in Goodnight, Texas.

News and Announcements

December 09, 2014
West Texas Mesonet Celebrates Opening of Station #85

November 21, 2014
NWI Researchers Create Company to Optimize Wind Plant Output

November 20, 2014
Big XII Governmental Relations Conference visits NWI

November 20, 2014
NWI Celebrates Undergraduate Graduates for December 2014

November 19, 2014
General Electric visits TTU NWI on campus visit

November 15, 2014
U. S. Congress Representative Pete Olson visits NWI during a visit to Lubbock