Happy 50th Earth Day! And today marks the 1 year anniversary of our Gen 1 unit on the Clarkson University campus. Staying at home is not what we expected a year ago, but at least the turbine is impervious and continues to run nominally and we like that! Check it out via webcam and feel free to stop by anytime and see it live. (once we can again!)
It's tougher to move forward as a startup with all the impacts of the the COVID-19 pandemic, but we continue to do so!!! Development is moving forward on the Gen 2. Molds for the duct will be done in a week. Very exciting! We are still planning to have our first install at Asgaard Farm and Dairy in Q2. If you get a chance, stop by and see them and try their GREAT goat cheese and delicious grass fed beef!!
DWT gave a presentation the the Distributed Wind Energy Association on Feb 27, as well as participating in the 2 day conference. Perhaps most interesting was being involved in working on the new standards for the small wind in the US. High tides float all boats!
DWT is Awarded NREL CIP Grant
DWT received a Competitive Improvement Project grant from The United States Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory for $197K to develop and validate our turbine
Click here to view the official announcement!
End of a Perfect Day
The end of the week here at DWT on the Clarkson campus and a great day of data. Maximum wind speed observed was a little over 15 m/s (34 mph) and the turbine performed very well with a maximum output limited to 3543 W. Tracking was great and no structural vibration or resonance issues were observed. A video clip with the sun setting is a nice way to head into the weekend!
Snow has settled onto the campus, but the Gen 1 unit is ready to produce! Bring on the wind!
Rotor is On!
A successful installation of the new 3 meter rotor on the Gen 1 at Clarkson University capped off a stellar fall day in Potsdam, NY! The turbine was lowered, the old rotor changed out and the new blades built into the rotor and installed without too many hitches at all. Thanks to all the crew and students for helping out in a very professional manner! Note that Mark Hebel, the shop tech extraordinaire here at Clarkson, is featured getting his hands dirty in every shot!