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Design and operating experience on the U.S. Department of Energy Experimental Mod-O 100 kW Wind TurbineThe Mod-O 100 kW Experimental Wind Turbine was designed and fabricated by NASA, as part of the Federal Wind Energy Program, to assess technology requirements and engineering problems of large wind turbines. The machine became operational in October 1975 and has demonstrated successful operation in all of its design modes. During the course of its operations the machine has generated a wealth of experimental data and has served as a prototype developmental test bed for the Mod-OA operational wind turbines which are currently used on utility networks. This paper describes the mechanical and control systems as they evolved in operational tests and describes some of the experience with various systems in the downwind rotor configuration.
Document ID
19790026221
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Glasgow, J. C. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Birchenough, A. G. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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