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Penn State has the broad multidisciplinary expertise needed to advance the economical and environmentally responsible development of wind power around the world.

We are Penn State Wind

Penn State has significant capabilities in the traditional technical aspects of wind energy: aerodynamics, meteorology, blade and rotor design, drivetrains, generators, foundations, composites, condition monitoring, grid integration and energy storage. Much of this expertise was developed in cooperation with industry and university partners, and directed towards applications to helicopter and ships. Penn State also has significant capabilities to advance the state of the art for future systems and specialized testing capabilities including a adverse environment rotor test stand (to test rotors in an icing environment). We also bring social science and policy research interests to bear on issues associated with human factors, siting, community and economic development.

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