The IMechE put on an event last week alongside NEL which brought me to the wind turbine test facility at Myres Hill. I got a behind the scenes tour of the testing processes and got an up close and personal view of some of the latest wind technology. With all the press surrounding alternative energies it was great to witness the rigorous testing these machines must endure to achieve certification. I learnt that often in order to reach the specific wind requirements for a given test they often endure far worse. I was also able to see a broad range of wind technologies in one area. It was impressive how many different approaches were taken to tackle the problem and get an insight as to the merits and drawbacks of various designs.
A great evening for all involved.
Photos taken by myself on 4c and NEL’s behalf