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Will it Work for Me?

lake wind powerTo understand the output you can expect from a wind turbine, you need to understand your wind regime at your specific location. Wind is ranked from a scale of 1 to 7. Class 1 is low wind potential, Class 2 means the wind energy is possible but not optimal and Class 3 and higher have a great potential to generate renewable energy with wind power.

There are many web sites that will give you an estimate of the wind class at your location including www.swiftwindturbine.com and www.nrel.gov/gis/wind.html (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). The information from these sites is just an estimate. For more certainty you should rent an anemometer and have a detailed wind energy study completed to collect wind data specific for your location.