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Sept. 10, 2012

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU’s AEI Wind Test Center Earns Preferred Testing Designation

CANYON, Texas—The Alternative Energy Institute Wind Test Center at West Texas A&M University has been selected as one of three Preferred Testing Organizations from around the world by the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), marking its continued leadership in renewable energy research and testing.

The AEI Wind Test Center was chosen from a pool of more than 20 other testing centers, and the selection recognizes AEI’s quality engineering and testing practices. The SWCC designation will bring more testing and recognition to AEI while providing protection and industry credibility for consumers.

“Since we designed and built our Wind Test Center at the Nance Ranch, AEI has worked hard creating and implementing precision, detail oriented procedures in turbine testing,” David Carr, associate director at AEI, said. “I believe that this is a sign that we are moving in the right direction.”

AEI has been testing wind systems at WTAMU since 1977 and was among the first to offer testing when small wind standardized testing came to the United States in 2009. For more information about AEI, visit windenergy.org or windtestcenter.org.



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