According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) report, Small Wind Turbine Global Market Study, the sales of small wind turbines in the U.S. increased by 78% in 2008. The association indicates there are approximately 1000 small turbines generating about 17.3 MW of power in the country, and this capacity is expected to explode to 1,700 MW by 2013. (Source: International Business Times, May 28, 2009) www.awea.org
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Wind turbine installations in much of Nevada and the surrounding states have a challenge... wind gusts of over 100mph and frequent continuous wind speeds of over 50mph. ETC Green surveys have included the installation of over 150 weather stations and we have recorded such speeds at several potential wind sites. Very few wind turbine manufacturers engineer wind turbines to survive long term in such conditions.
ETC Green is working with research and development organizations, turbine manufacturers and suppliers to provide our clients with the best match to their needs. We are a licensed dealer for 7 turbines manufacturers from small 300W units to utility scale 2MW units capable of surviving 120mph wind gusts. Some of the following units will continue to produce energy in up to 65mph wind speeds.
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT)
This video is of 4Kw and 10Kw UGE turbines installed at Texas A&M ...
The ETC Green wind energy survey includes turbine placement and orientation as well as the best technology match to the site characteristics and funding opportunities.
We conduct our wind survey over several weeks or months to get an accurate assessment of wind speeds (average and maximum) for the property. This testing determines if the property has wind energy potential and which type of wind turbine will be viable.
Please contact us for more information on our Wind Turbine Solutions.