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

Craig Andre

Test Bench Operator

 

candre@clemson.edu

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

Austin Derrick

Test Bench Operator

 

ahderri@clemson.edu

Jessica Fischer

Business Development Test Engineer

 

jlfisch@clemson.edu

Mike Hassan

Test Bench Operator

 

mhassan@clemson.edu

Lance Holobowicz

Test Bench Operator

 

lholobo@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

John Mills

Senior Test Bench Operator

 

jmill33@clemson.edu

Shyam Panyam

Research Associate
Simulation Lab

 

mpanyam@g.clemson.edu

Tim Stephens

Test Bench Operator

 

tsteph9@clemson.edu

Russell Wicevic

Test Engineer

 

rwicevi@clemson.edu