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Siting Guide

Siting your Wind Energy System is one of the most important steps in purchasing a Wind Generator.  There are two parts to Siting your Wind Energy System:

  1. Determine Your Wind Resource -  use wind speed maps to determine if your state of local area has high enough wind speeds to make a wind generator cost-effective.

  2. Find the Correct Site -  after you have determined that your area has the proper wind resources, you need to find the appropriate area on your property.  The general guidelines are that you should have .5 to 1 acre of land that is free of obstructions such as buildings, trees, and others.  If this is not possible, your tower should be at least 30 feet higher than any obstructions within 250 to 300 feet.

Below are the wind speed power classes, and how well wind energy will work in those power classes.

For additional steps and assistance with siting, please read our Siting Guide

For Wind Speed Maps of the United States, please click here

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