To help advance its goal of 20% wind power by 2030 in the United States, the Department of Energy awarded an $8 million grant to the University of Minnesota’s St Anthony Falls Laboratory to build a wind research station containing a utility scale wind turbine and a 130m meteorological tower in Rosemount, MN. The Clipper Liberty 2.5 MW turbine built was heavily instrumented in order to collect an immense amount of data and assist in research. The turbine began operating and collecting data in October 2011.
After 3 years of operation, Eolos has gained valuable experience collaborating with industry, university, and governmental agency partners. Syracuse University’s LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Clipper Windpower are just a few of the exceptional partners Eolos has worked with.
Along with the wind research station, Eolos utilizes cutting edge computational facilities and an atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel. These exceptional facilities allow Eolos researchers to take on a broad range of wind energy research projects. Eolos researchers are highly specialized and open to projects of all sizes. If you would like to discuss a project, or have a general question, feel free to contact us.