10 kW Wind TurbineAlternative Energy Projects
In 2003, Morrisville State College installed a 10 kW wind turbine at its dairy complex. Power generated by the turbine reduces energy costs at the complex by an average of $600 per year. In addition, the wind turbine is used as a real-world laboratory for students inagricultural science, agricultural engineering and renewable resources degree programs.
At the request of the company which produces the wind turbine, the college is conducting research which compares the wind performance data in the geographical area against the productivity of the windmill.
Local farmers may also take tours of the wind turbine and corresponding equipment and operational data to assist them in determining the feasibility of using a small wind turbine to assist in powering their operations.
- Small Wind Power at MSC: A Case Study (PDF)
- Wind Turbine Operation Data (PDF)
- Wind Turbine Operation Animation - How it Works [ FLASH ]