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The ResLab small wind program

Whale, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-3130-5267 and Pryor, T. (2005) The ResLab small wind program. In: 4th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition (WWEC 2005), 2 - 4 November, Melbourne, Australia



This paper outlines the facilities and capabilities of the ResLab Field Test Site, based at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. The Field Test Site has a number of stations dedicated to monitoring the performance of small wind turbines of different sizes in various power configurations. Researchers at the Field Test Site work in close collaboration with small wind turbine manufacturer, Westwind Turbines, to optimize the performance of Westwind’s range of wind turbines and to develop prototype machines. The performance monitoring of wind turbines plays an important role in the path towards commercialisation of prototype products. The major source of support for these Industry Support activities is via ResLab’s “Small Wind Program”, which is funded by the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) through the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program (RRPGP).

This paper gives an overview of the various wind stations at the Field Test Site and identifies the Site as a valuable and versatile resource for the development and performance monitoring of small wind turbines in a range of power configurations.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
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