SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Grand Opening of the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility


The grand opening celebration and dedication of the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility and the naming of the Electrical Grid Simulator will be held November 21 at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, South Carolina.

In November of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded Clemson University a $45 million grant to build and operate a facility capable of full-scale, highly accelerated testing of next-generation wind turbine technology. The U.S. DOE EERE’s objective for this project is to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation wind turbine technology to reduce the cost of energy delivered. The mission of the facility will forge public-private partnerships in a unique industrial coastal environment and support the nation’s emerging offshore wind industry and educate the workforce of the future.

For more information about the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility and the Electrical Grid Simulator please visit the website at

RSVP to the Grand Opening Celebration at or 843-730-5099 by November 7, 2013

When: Nov 21 2013, Thu 3:00pm

Where: Clemson University Restoration Institute
1253 Supply Street, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405