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08-28-2014

Clarkson University to Host Blade Testing Webinar

Clarkson University will present the webinar “Blade Testing and Certification: First Steps Toward Reliable Products” on Tuesday, September 16, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Clarkson University Blade Test FacilityThe webinar is aimed at wind turbine manufacturers, industry and academic researchers, business executives, government policy makers, wind turbine project developers and stakeholders, insurance companies, and investors.

Topics will include:

- Certification: What are the current US and European requirements, and what is forthcoming?

- Blade test design: What to consider and how it is done for small and large scale turbines?

- Structural testing of wind turbine blades, including static, fatigue and biaxial testing.

- How to rapidly move early stage technologies to market

The presenters of the program will be the Clarkson University Blade Test Facility (BTF), Intertek/ Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory / Wind Technology Testing Center (NREL/WTTC).

Register for the Webinar at www.intertek.com/energy/wind-cecet-webinar-0914-web .

For more information, call (315) 268-3796 or e-mail bladetest@clarkson.edu.

The Blade Test Facility (BTF) at Clarkson University was established as part of the Center for Evaluation of Clean Energy Technologies (CECET), an Intertek Company, with funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to support and grow New York based wind market activities through performance testing, research and certification of wind turbine systems. Professors Pier Marzocca (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department) and Kerop Janoyan (Civil and Environmental Department) serve as BTF co-directors. Dan Valyou is the BTF manager.  
    
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University will present the webinar “Blade Testing and Certification: First Steps Toward Reliable Products” on Tuesday, September 16, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Above, the Clarkson University Blade Test Facility.

[A photograph for media use is available http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/btf.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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