2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Wind Technology Status and Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

C. P. (Sandy) Butterfield

C. P. (Sandy) Butterfield

Chief Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Sandy Butterfield graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 1977 where he studied under Bill Heronemous, famous for his floating offshore wind farm proposals in the early 1970s. He worked at Rocky Flats Small turbine research center as a test engineer, design reviewer and analyst till 1980 when he co-founded ESI, a wind turbine manufacturing company. As Vice President of Engineering he was responsible for the all aspects of design and manufacturing. After selling ESI in 1985 he joined the Solar Energy Research Institute (which later was renamed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL) as a research engineer. His work at NREL has included aerodynamics research, testing, design reviews, contract management, manager of the applied research program, leader of the certification / standards program, Chief Engineer and leader of the codes group. Currently he is also working on offshore wind energy as well as systems integration. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers.

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