AOC 15/50 Wind turbine on Sahara CoastlineNorth Africa's first 50 kW class wind turbine powering a Wind-Diesel-Hybrid test site by Tiniguir. Erected in 1995 under supervision of Khalid Benhamou, director of the Sahara Wind project (up-right) the system powers an agricultural farm of the ‘Domaines Agricoles’. Built around a 50 kW AOC wind turbine coupled to diesel generators, the combination feeds variable loads through a 5000 Volts distribution grid spread over a few Kilometers. The objective of the test site is to assess wind energy, turbine technologies, electric load controls and management, grids and their applications for local, distributed and energy-intensive uses.

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