WIND TURBINE TEST BEDS

The SCE&G Energy Innovation Center houses the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines.

15 MW TEST RIG

The larger of the two test stands is a flexible unit that accommodates complete geared and direct-drive wind-turbine nacelles up to 15 MW, in addition to large turbine gearboxes and generators. The drive unit consists of two 8,700-kW, asynchronous, water-cooled motors and an adaptation gearbox.

Wind Turbine Test Bed 15 MW, Clemson University, South Carolina
Wind Turbine Test Bed 15 MW, Clemson University, South Carolina
Wind Turbine Test Bed 15 MW, Clemson University, South Carolina

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7.5 MW TEST RIG

The “smaller” test stand is a flexible unit designed to handle gearboxes and nacelles for wind turbines up to 7.5 MW. The drive unit consists of one 8,700-kW, asynchronous, water-cooled motor.

Wind Turbine Test Bed 7.5 MW, Clemson University, South Carolina
Wind Turbine Test Bed 7.5 MW, Clemson University, South Carolina
Wind Turbine Test Bed 7.5 MW, Clemson University, South Carolina

Features

Complete Specifications

WIND TURBINE DRIVETRAIN STAFF

Amin Bibo

Research Scientist
Simulation Lab Manager
abibo@clemson.edu
843-730-5101

Eric Boessneck

Senior Test Engineer
7.5 MW Area Manager

eboessn@clemson.edu
843-730-5075

Konstantin Bulgakov

Director of Testing & Operations

Biography


kbulgak@clemson.edu
843-730-5069

Shawn Canady

Test Engineer
15 MW Area Manager

dcanady@clemson.edu 
843-730-5114

Jessica Fischer

Engineering Assistant

 

jlfisch@clemson.edu

Nicholas Kurisko

Test Engineer

 

nkurisk@clemson.edu

Ariel Linder

Engineering Assistant

 

ariell@clemson.edu

Mitch McGaughy

Test Engineer

 

mmcgaug@clemson.edu
843-730-5065

Joshua Morocco

Engineering Assistant

 

jmorocc@clemson.edu

Shyam Panyam

Research Associate
Simulation Lab

 

mpanyam@g.clemson.edu

Russell Wicevic

Test Engineer

 

rwicevi@clemson.edu