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Small Wind by Nolan Clark

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Chapter One

Site Evaluation

Examining the Proposed Site to Ensure That It Has Adequate Wind and Space

Abstract

Selecting a proper location for your wind energy system is probably more important than deciding which system to purchase, because a well-designed wind machine doesn’t operate at its performance capabilities if it has poor wind conditions. Many wind energy systems have not been successful economically because of poor site selection. The site selection process not only involves the physical location for best wind and safety concerns, but it involves placing the wind turbine at the proper height for reduced turbulence and good wind. Site selection begins with determining the wind speed at the desired location and then involves considering ...

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