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Title: Wind Resource Assessment and Requested Wind Turbine Recommendations

Abstract

Alternate Energy Solutions, Inc. (“AESWR”) was engaged by the Town of Brookston (“Brookston”) to assemble, erect and maintain one 60 m XHD meteorological tower manufactured by NRG Systems, Inc.; for monitoring, recording and evaluating collected wind data. It is the opinion of AESWR staff that study results support the development of a wind turbine project at the Bol Family Farm provided: a) additional land is leased for the project; b) project construction costs are controlled; and c) a prudent power purchase agreement is negotiated with a power take-off entity. We believe that a project having an aggregate nameplate rating sized from 6.0 MW to 20 MW would be appropriate for this location. We recommend 100-125 acres of land per installed MW be used as a general rule for acquiring wind energy land lease agreements, total land lease holdings to be acquired would then approach 750 acres to 2,500 acres.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Municipal Civil Corporation, Gas City, IN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Town of Brookston, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1345828
Report Number(s):
DOE-MCC-03262
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003262
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Smith, Ken, and Wolar, John. Wind Resource Assessment and Requested Wind Turbine Recommendations. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1345828.
Smith, Ken, & Wolar, John. Wind Resource Assessment and Requested Wind Turbine Recommendations. United States. doi:10.2172/1345828.
Smith, Ken, and Wolar, John. Mon . "Wind Resource Assessment and Requested Wind Turbine Recommendations". United States. doi:10.2172/1345828. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345828.
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title = {Wind Resource Assessment and Requested Wind Turbine Recommendations},
author = {Smith, Ken and Wolar, John},
abstractNote = {Alternate Energy Solutions, Inc. (“AESWR”) was engaged by the Town of Brookston (“Brookston”) to assemble, erect and maintain one 60 m XHD meteorological tower manufactured by NRG Systems, Inc.; for monitoring, recording and evaluating collected wind data. It is the opinion of AESWR staff that study results support the development of a wind turbine project at the Bol Family Farm provided: a) additional land is leased for the project; b) project construction costs are controlled; and c) a prudent power purchase agreement is negotiated with a power take-off entity. We believe that a project having an aggregate nameplate rating sized from 6.0 MW to 20 MW would be appropriate for this location. We recommend 100-125 acres of land per installed MW be used as a general rule for acquiring wind energy land lease agreements, total land lease holdings to be acquired would then approach 750 acres to 2,500 acres.},
doi = {10.2172/1345828},
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