A wind turbine is a major investment and it is important to make sure that your investment is not wasted on a marginal site or poor design. One of the most important aspects of wind is access to a consistent and strong wind source.
Energy in wind is proportional to the cube of the wind speed, this means that even an incremental increase in wind speed has drastic impact on the energy in the wind. This variable means that there can be great investment opportunity at truly windy sites.
If a wind system is something that you are seriously considering, the first thing you will need is an accurate assessment of the wind resource at the site. Dandelion Renewables can offer you a couple options to help determine this important element.
- A high level feasibility analysis based on the site review, wind maps, and historical wind speeds at the nearest weather stations.
- Wind site assessment based on actual wind speed measurements at the proposed turbine location. Dandelion Renewables will provide all the necessary equipment, including a met tower, anemometers, wind vanes, and data loggers. We will collect the data and dismount all equipment when the assessment is complete.
There is a lot of development work that goes into a good wind project, and it can take a couple years to complete it all. A wind speed study, interconnection application, engineering and permitting work all needs to take place before even ordering the tower and the wind turbine, then after ordering the turbine there is still the installation stage of the project. Accounting for the service and maintenance of the wind project is another important aspect that needs to be considered while in the development stage.
It’s never too late or too early to get Dandelion Renewables involved in your wind project. Our team has the knowledge and experience that come with being involved with the development of multiple successful wind power projects in Alberta. Our expertise includes everything from project design to system maintenance.