Lucien Romani and O.N.E.R.A.


1950-1955 : The prototypes
The choice of the site
EDF or BEST photographs
Access to the site
Establishment of the site
The team
Design features
The wind turbine commented
Sights on the wind turbine
Close-ups on the wind turbine
The measuring station
Tilting the wind turbine
1959: Record of production
Disassembling the generator
Some figures
1966: the scraping
What is left of the wind turbine?
Great power wind turbines
Where are the archives?
Lucien Romani
L. Romani & l'O.N.E.R.A.
Rauline Report and the N.A.S.A.
French wind links
Legal notice
Site map
Who am I?

Lucien Romani was an unsatisfied researcher and was always on the lookout for new ideas. Thus, without waiting for the end of the Nogent-le-Roi experiment, he continued to research in the wind energy field.

The Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospaciales, and its wind tunnel at Chalais-Meudon, participated in this research. Here are some photographs of the prototypes developed and tested together from 1950 to 1964.

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Prototype BEST (Wind tunnel 1 Chalais-Meudon 1950)
© O.N.E.R.A.
  Prototype BEST 2 metres in diameter . (Wind tunnel 1 Chalais-Meudon 1960)
© O.N.E.R.A.
Prototype BEST bi-rotor (1960)
© O.N.E.R.A.
  Prototype BEST (1960)
© O.N.E.R.A.
Prototype BEST 2 metres (Wind tunnel 1 Chalais-Meudon 1961)
© O.N.E.R.A.
  Prototype BEST (1961)
© O.N.E.R.A.
Prototype BEST 4.5 metres (Wind tunnel 1 Chalais-Meudon 1964)
© O.N.E.R.A.
Prototype BEST - CIMAO - Phares et Balises (1954)
© O.N.E.R.A.
  Prototype BEST - CIMAO - Terre Adélie (1956)
© O.N.E.R.A.

(Click on the pictures to see their actual size).

Dernière mise à jour : 17-May-2021 19:5445 CEST

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