The TAC turbine at Clarkson continues to perform well at low windspeeds.
Clarkson University celebrated Earth Day, April 22, with the commissioning of DTI’s 3.0 turbine install on their campus in Potsdam, NY.
This nifty drone pic was taken by Chris Lenny of the Watertown Daily Times and worthy of a post!
Very pleased that Turbine 1 performed well during it’s first real test yesterday. Winds were up to 30 mph with a maximum gust of 44 mph.
Blades are on and Turbine 1 is undergoing braked condition structural loading and tracking testing. And yes, that is a UAV taking some pics!
A little snow visualization this morning on Turbine #1 as it continues to undergo structural assessment.
Always nice to get some PR!
Although updates on our Clarkson turbine install have dropped off (my fault due to a broken arm incident…) work has been progressing steadily. It is an enjoyable experience getting the campus students involved. They are developing a web-based interface for the unit that collects data and displays it in an interactive real-time touch screen display as well as storing all the data in a database for later analysis. A example of one of the proposed interfaces is shown below, complete with a video feed of the turbine. They hope to go live in a couple months, so stay tuned!
We have been fine tuning our techniques with the Clarkson facilities group in raising and lowering the turbine. The unit is anchored to the bearing wall of the TAC building at Clarkson and as we wait on the official sign-off from the NY PE, it gives us an opportunity to set the guy wire lengths and optimize the procedures.