Accession Number : ADA114418

Title :   Study of a Wind Energy Conversion System in New Hampshire.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Lockwood,John ; Kraft,Gordon ; Pregent,Gerard ; Smukler,Larry

PDF Url : ADA114418

Report Date : Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : Concern over conventional energy costs and supplies is currently strong, particularly in New England region where eighty percent of the total energy is oil based; furthermore, forty percent of this region's total energy is OPEC oil. These figures contrast with national averages of forty-seven and thirteen percent, respectively (1). The quest to develop alternative and renewable energy sources indigenous to New England is understandable in light of these figures. The wind is one such source. The study of wind energy can be divided into three basic areas; these are technical, legal-institutional, and financial. The technical area encompasses collection and analysis of wind data, selection and installation of wind turbines and peripheral equipment, and operation and maintenance. The legal-institutional area encompasses the resolution of such issues as land use policies, power contracts, and state and federal regulations. The financial area encompasses the examination of investment opportunities made available by various site-machine combinations and the selling of such opportunities to the investment community. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wind, *Wind machines, New Hampshire, Mountains, Measurement, Statistical analysis, Operation, Electric power production, State law, Federal law

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE