(Above photo): NWI Associate Managing Director Anna Thomas Young answers questions during her seminar at WiSE Wednesday.
TTU NWI has a long-standing tradition of hosting the WiSE Wednesday Seminar Series whereby faculty affiliates and students are given the opportunity to present their latest work and research to an audience of peers and other interested parties.
NWI Associate Managing Director Anna Thomas Young recently gave a detailed update on the SWiFT (Scaled Wind Farm Technology) facility from a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective.
SWiFT is a unique facility that gives the U.S. an opportunity to address wind farm underperformance, much of which can be attributed to turbine-to-turbine interation. It is a project which involves TTU, the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories, Vestas, and Group NIRE.
The site includes two V27 research turbines deployed by the Department of Energy and Sandia, and a third V27 turbine belonging to Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer.