Institut für Energietechnik (IET)

OST Test Turbine

We have bought a wind turbine at Taggenberg, Winterthur (ZH) - the low-wind AV-7 from the Swiss company Aventa AG with three 6 m long rotor blades and a rated power of 6 kW. The turbine has been running since December 2002. The average yearly wind speed at the site is 3.0 m/s, which results in an Annual Energy Production of about 12'000 kWh/a.

We intend to use this wind turbine for various R&D projects as well as for teaching purposes. We are already testing our MEMS-based pressure measurement system on the blades. Also, we offer the wind turbine as a test site for external organisations. We look forward to hearing from you soon!



Dr. Sarah Barber
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil SG
+41 (0)55 222 42 62