Definition: Utility-Scale Wind Turbines

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Utility-Scale Wind Turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy defines utility-scale turbines as greater than 1 megawatt. This technology class includes land-based and offshore wind projects.[1]

References
  1. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/pdfs/2012_distributed_wind_technologies_market_report.pdf
Field testing of a wind turbine drivetrain/tower damper using advanced design and validation techniques at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. Photo by Lee Jay Fingersh, NREL 24342

Resources

Tribal Energy and Environmental Information Clearinghouse. Utility-Scale and Distributed Wind Energy Generation. Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.