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Title: Feasibility Study for a Hopi Utility-Scale Wind Project

The goal of this project was to investigate the feasibility for the generation of energy from wind and to parallel this work with the development of a tribal utility organization capable of undertaking potential joint ventures in utility businesses and projects on the Hopi reservation. The goal of this project was to investigate the feasibility for the generation of energy from wind and to parallel this work with the development of a tribal utility organization capable of undertaking potential joint ventures in utility businesses and projects on the Hopi reservation. Wind resource assessments were conducted at two study sites on Hopi fee simple lands located south of the city of Winslow. Reports from the study were recently completed and have not been compared to any existing historical wind data nor have they been processed under any wind assessment models to determine the output performance and the project economics of turbines at the wind study sites. Ongoing analysis of the wind data and project modeling will determine the feasibility of a tribal utility-scale wind energy generation.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1015500
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-05GO15179
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
The Hopi Tribe
Sponsoring Org:
Golden Field Office, Tribal Energy Program Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; CHARGES; ECONOMICS; JOINT VENTURES; PERFORMANCE; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; SIMULATION; TURBINES Tribal, Energy, Renewable, Wind