10 steps in building a wind farm
The American Wind Energy Association lists what developers need to do when evaluating a wind project.
May 14, 2006
in The Register-Mail
1. Understand Your Wind Resource
The most important factor to consider in the construction of a wind energy facility is the site's wind resource. A site must have a minimum annual average wind speed in the neighborhood of 11-13 mph to even be considered.
2. Determine Proximity to Existing Transmission Lines
A critical issue in keeping costs down in building a wind farm is minimizing the amount of transmission infrastructure that has to be installed. High voltage lines can cost thousands of dollars per mile. Whenever possible, availability and access to existing lines should be considered in... [continue via Web link]