Wind Turbines

Leveraging TTU’s Leadership in Wind
Engineering, Education, and Power Generation
to Improve Wind Turbine Performance




Facilities and Equipment

  • Uniquely suited to support the deployment of new technologies
  • Provide distribution support for the power off take from the site
  • Excellent wind resources: 8.2m/s at 78m
  • 67-acre field site at the Reese Technology Center for full-scale testing and measurement

Team Leaders

  • Mark Harral, Group NIRE CEO
  • Michael Giesselmann, Texas Tech Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Chair
  • Stephen B. Bayne, Texas Tech Electrical & Computer Engineering Researcher
  • Daan Liang, Texas Tech National Wind Institute (NWI) Interim Director and Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Researcher
  • John Schroeder, Texas Tech Atmospheric Science Researcher


  • Wind Turbine Power Production and Certification
  • Partnering with DNV-GL to provide energy related certification activities
  • Facilitate OEMs to deploy prototypes
  • 4 Major Wind Turbine Manufacturers on site
  • Collaborated with Sandia National Labs to develop Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT)

Project Brief