Task 41 Publications

Task 41 publications, such as the Task 41 Distributed Wind fact sheet that provides an overview of the program, are available to download. Task deliverable documents such as progress reports, milestones, and work plans can be viewed and downloaded on the Work Plan and Objectives page.

IEA Task 41 Member Collaboration Publications

Astolfi, D., Byrne, R., and Castellani, F. 2021. Estimation of the Performance Aging of the Vestas V52 Wind Turbine through Comparative Test Case Analysis.

Bianchini, A., Bangga, G., Baring-Gould, I., Croce, A., Cruz, J. I., Damiani, R., Erfort, G., Simao Ferreira, C., Infield, D., Nayeri, C. N., Pechlivanoglou, G., Runacres, M., Schepers, G., Summerville, B., Wood, D., and Orrell, A. Current status and grand challenges for small wind turbine technology, Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 2003–2037, 2022.

Byrne, R., Astolfi, D., Castellani, F., and Hewitt, N.J. 2020. A Study of Wind Turbine Performance Decline with Age through Operation Data Analysis.

Byrne, R. and MacArtain, P. October 2022. "The 15-year operational experiences of an 850 kW peri-urban wind turbine: Lessons learned from a behind-the-meter installation in Ireland." Energy for Sustainable Development, 70, pp. 342–360.

Preziuso, D., Orrell, A., and Godreau, C. September 2022. “A Framework for Characterizing the Risk of Ice Fall and Ice Throw from Small Wind Turbines.” Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL-33214.

Preziuso, D.,  Sempreviva, A., Orrell, A. June 2021 "Deliverable D12 – Distributed Wind Data Catalog Development Guide and Instruction Manual"

Other Publications of Interest

IEA Wind Task 41 supports the use of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data principles. Watch this video to learn more about FAIR.

The Selecting, Implementing, and Funding Distributed Wind Systems In Federal Facilities on-demand, web-based training was designed for United States Federal agencies, but most of the material is relevant to any entity interested in learning about distributed wind projects. The training is divided into modules, and only the module about procurement and financing is specific to federal agencies. Accessing the training requires creating a free account.

The U.S. Department of Energy publishes annual distributed wind market reports.

IEA Wind Task 27 (Small Wind Turbines in High-Turbulence Sites) publications:

Task members from Inner Mongolia University of Technology have published the following papers relative to Task 41 research:


IEA Task 41 Operating Agent Danielle Preziuso

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Phone: +1-509-372-6085
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IEA Task 41 Operating Agent Ian Baring-Gould

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Golden, CO 80401
United States
Phone: +1-720-244-1444
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