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Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard, Kevin Shea

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CHAPTER 5Site Assessment: Will Wind Power Work at Your Location?

Everyone knows that you do NOT place a solar panel in the shade, and a similar rule should be obvious for wind turbines. The following should be etched on every wind turbine and displayed conspicuously on every website: “For best results place me 30 feet above and 250 feet away (and avoid contact with migrating birds, bats, and nimbys).”

—KEVIN SHEA

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