Sandia to operate new Texas wind test facility with partners

Recharge News - Sandia National Laboratories is moving its wind energy test facility to a location owned by Texas Tech University near Lubbock, with operations likely to begin there in spring 2012.

Sandia , Texas Tech and Group NIRE are negotiating a three-way research agreement under which this facility will operate. The US Energy Department is funding Sandia’s work.


The Texas Tech University Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) center offers Sandia a 35-year history in wind science research. WISE already has wind and other testing facilities that include a 200 meter high anemometer tower, a 9,000-square-foot assembly building and strong wind site.

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