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Author: Corbus, D.

Other Author(s): Prascher, Dan. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Analysis and comparison of test results from the small wind research turbine test project preprint.

Subject(s): Wind turbines--Testing.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2004]

Most small wind turbines furl (yaw or tilt out of the wind) as a means of limiting power and rotor speeds in high winds. The Small Wind Research Turbine (SWRT) testing project was initiated in 2003 with the goal of better characterizing both small wind turbine loads (including thrust) and dynamic behavior, specifically as they relate to furling. The main purpose of the testing was to produce high-quality data sets for model development and validation and to help the wind industry further their understanding of small wind turbine behavior. Testing was conducted on a modified Bergey Excel 10-kW wind turbine. A special shaft sensor was designed to measure shaft loads including thrust, torque, and shaft bending. Analysis of 10-minute mean data showed a strong correlation between furling and center of thrust location, as calculated from the shaft-bending and thrust measurements. Data were collected for three different turbine configurations that included a change in the lateral furling offset and the blades. An analysis of inflow conditions indicated that organized atmospheric turbulence had some impact on furling.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/24/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/36891.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15011679-XaZ157/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70200

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-36891

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): Baring-Gould, E. Ian. Robichaud, Robi. McLain, Kevin. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Analysis of the use of wind energy to supplement the power needs at McMurdo Station and Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.

Subject(s): Wind power--Antarctica--McMurdo Station.

Wind power--Antarctica--Amundsen Scott South Pole Station.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

This report summarizes an analysis of the inclusion of wind-driven power generation technology into the existing diesel power plants at two U.S. Antarctic research stations, McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted the analysis. Raytheon Polar Services, which currently holds the private sector support contract for the two research stations, was a major contributor to this report. To conduct the analysis, available data were obtained on the wind resources, power plant conditions, load, and component cost. Whenever possible, we validated the information. We then used NREL's Hybrid2 power system modeling software to analyze the potential and cost of using wind turbine generators at the two aforementioned facilities. Unfortunately, the power systems and energy allocations at McMurdo and South Pole Station are being redeveloped, so it is not possible to validate future fuel use. This report is an initial assessment of the potential use of wind energy and should be followed by further, more detailed analysis if this option is to be considered further.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/22/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37504.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016224-sQ9ssZ/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70119

Call Number: E 9.16:NREL/TP-500-37504

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Johnson, Kathryn E.

Other Author(s): Fingersh, Lee Jay, Wright, A. D. (Alan Duane), 1954- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Controls advanced research turbine lessons learned during advanced controls testing.

Subject(s): Wind turbines--Testing.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

This paper describes some of the problems encountered while conducting tests on the Controls Advanced Research Turbine installed at the National Wind Technology Center. It also discusses some of the peculiarities of the C-code used to control the CART and discusses the fault protection routine, Turbine safety, and some of its failures.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/24/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38130.pdf ;current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016540-UlhecT/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70201

Call Number: E 9.16:NREL/TP-500-38130

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Milligan, Michael R.

Other Author(s): Porter, Kevin L. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) Exeter Associates.

Title: Determining the capacity value of wind a survey of methods and implementation : preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power--Economic aspects.

Electric utilities--Costs.

Power-plants--Reliability.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

"To be presented at WINDPOWER 2005, Denver, Colorado, May 15-18, 2005."

Includes bibliographical references.

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/25/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38062.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70238

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-38062

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): Muljadi, E. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Energy storage and reactive power compensator in a large wind farm preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power plants--Energy conservation.

Reactive power (Electrical engineering)

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2003].

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/19/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/34701.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51730

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-34701

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): United States. Bureau of Land Management.

Title: Final programmatic environmental impact statement on wind energy development on BLM-administered lands in the western United States

Subject(s): Wind power--Environmental aspects--United States.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : United States Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, [2005].

Mode of access: Internet from the BLM web site. Address as of 7/14/2006:

http://windeis.anl.gov/documents/fpeis/index.cfm ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS68736

Call Number: I 53.59:W 72/V.1-3

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Krich, Abigail.

Other Author(s): Milligan, Michael R. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: The impact of wind energy on hourly load following requirements an hourly and seasonal analysis : preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power plants.

Distributed resources (Electric utilities)

Electric power systems--Load dispatching--Planning.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005].

"To be presented at WINDPOWER 2005 Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, May 15-18, 2005."

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/25/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38061.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70235

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-38061

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Improving regional air quality with wind energy produced for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Subject(s): Wind power--Environmental aspects--United States.

Air quality management--Technological innovations--United States.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

This model documentation is designed to assist State and local governments in pursuing wind energy purchases as a control measure under regional air quality plans. It is intended to support efforts to draft State Implementation Plans (SIPs), including wind energy purchases, to ensure compliance with the standard for ground-level ozone established under the Clean Air Act.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/11/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38071.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016067-r8ycmR/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69814

Call Number: E 9.2:W 72/3

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Goldberg, M.

Other Author(s): Sinclair, K., Milligan, M. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Job and economic development impact (JEDI) model a user-friendly tool to calculate economic impacts from wind projects : preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power plants--Economic aspects--Computer programs.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2004]

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/20/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35953.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51770

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-35953

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): Land and Water Fund of the Rockies. United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation. State & Local Climate Change Program (U.S.)

Title: Land and Water Fund of the Rockies markets green power.

Subject(s): Wind power--Marketing--Citizen participation--Colorado.

Green marketing--Colorado.

Renewable energy sources--Marketing--Colorado.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, [2001]

Series: Climate change solutions

Linked Items: http://aumnicat.aum.edu/resources/climatechange.pdf

Call Number: EP 4.27:430-F-01-010

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents/Microfiche


Author: Schreck, S.

Other Author(s): Laxson, A. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Low wind speed technologies annual turbine technology update (ATTU) process for land-based, utility-class technologies.

Subject(s): Wind turbines--Technological innovations.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

The Low Wind Speed Technologies (LWST) Project comprises a diverse, balanced portfolio of industry-government partnerships structured to achieve ambitious cost of energy reductions. The LWST Project goal is: ''By 2012, reduce the cost of energy (COE) for large wind systems in Class 4 winds (average wind speed of 5.8 m/s at 10 m height) to 3 cents/kWh (in levelized 2002 dollars) for onshore systems.'' The Annual Turbine Technology Update (ATTU) has been developed to quantify performance-based progress toward these goals, in response to OMB reporting requirements and to meet internal DOE program needs for advisory data.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 6/7/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37505.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016303-bg98nB/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70695

Call Number: E 9.16:NREL/TP-500-37505

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Kirby, Brendan.

Other Author(s): Milligan, Michael R. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: A method and case study for estimating the ramping capability of a control area or balancing authority and implications for moderate or high wind penetration preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power--United States--Case studies.

Distributed resources (Electric utilities)--United States--Case studies.

Electric power system stability--Case studies.

Wind power plants--United States--Case studies.

Publisher: Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

"To be presented at WINDPOWER 2005 Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, May 15-18, 2005."

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/24/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38153.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70202

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-38153

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): Johnson, K. E. (Kathryn E.) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Methods for increasing region 2 power capture on a variable speed HAWT preprint.

Subject(s): Wind turbines--Aerodynamics--Computer simulation.

Aerodynamic load--Computer simulation.

Wind power--Computer simulation.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2003]

"To be presented at the 23rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Reno, Nevada, January 5-8, 2004."

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/8/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/34979.pdf ;current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51341

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-34979

Location: Electronic Resource


Author: Hathaway, Alden M.

Other Author(s): Jacobson, Debra. High, C. (Colin) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Model state implementation plan (SIP) documentation for wind energy purchase in state with renewable energy set-aside execution through November 30, 2004.

Subject(s): Wind power--Government policy--United States.

Air quality--Government policy--United States.

Air quality--Standards--United States.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/22/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38075.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70120

Call Number: E 9.18:NREL/SR-500-38075

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Muljadi, E.

Other Author(s): Wang, C., Nehrir, M. H., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Parallel operation of wind turbine, fuel cell, and diesel generation sources preprint.

Subject(s): Hybrid power systems.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2004].

We investigated a small isolated hybrid power system that used a parallel combination of dispatchable and non-dispatchable power generation sources. The non-dispatchable generation came from a nature-dependent wind turbine, and the dispatchable generations were a fuel cell and a diesel generator. On the load side, the non-dispatchable portion was the village load, and the dispatchable portion was the energy storage, which could be in many different forms (e.g., space/water heater, electrolysis, battery charger, etc.) The interaction among different generation sources and the loads was investigated. Simulation results showed the effect of the proposed system on voltage and frequency fluctuations.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 6/7/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35353.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15007940-MgSdFM/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70694

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-35353

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Blair, Nate.

Other Author(s): Short, Walter, Heimiller, Donna M. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Reduced form of detailed modeling of wind transmission and intermittency for use in other models preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power industry--United States--Forecasting.

Wind power industry--Government policy--United States.

Energy industries--Marketing--Computer simulation.

Wind Deployment Systems Model (WinDS) (Computer program)

Publisher: [Golden, CO] : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

"To be presented at WindPower 2005, Denver, Colorado, May 15-18, 2005."

Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 12/19/05: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38139.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS65773

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-620-38139

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.

Other Author(s): United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Title: Renewable energy wind power's contribution to electric power generation and impact on farms and rural communities : report to the Ranking Democratic Member, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, U.S. Senate.

Variant Title: Wind power's contribution to electric power generation and impact on farms and rural communities

Subject(s): Wind power.

Renewable energy sources.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Government Accountability Office, [2004].

"GAO-04-756."

Includes bibliographical references.

Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 11/18/04:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d04756.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items:http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS55258

Call Number: GA 1.13:GAO-04-756

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) Federal Energy Management Program (U.S.)

Title: Save with solar and wind (Online)

Continues: Save with solar (Online)

Continued by: Save with renewable energy

Subject(s): Wind power--Research--United States--Periodicals.

Solar energy--Research--United States--Periodicals.

Renewable energy sources--United States--Periodicals.

Publisher: [Golden, Colo.] : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2001-2002]

Annual

Winter 2001/2002-Summer 2002.

Mode of access: via Internet with at the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Publications web site. Listed as back issues under Technical Bulletin, Save with Renewable Energy.

Address as of 2/1/06: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/renewable%5Fpublications.cfm. Current access available via PURL.

Linked Items:http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS66586

Call Number: E 1.2:SO 4/23/

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program (U.S.) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: School wind energy project ideas for supplemental environmental project (SEP) settlements Wind & Hydropower Technologies Program ; prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Subject(s): Wind power--Study and teaching--Activity programs--United States.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2003]

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/2/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/34866.pdf ; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51202

Call Number: E 1.2:2004011076

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): Muljadi, E. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Self excitation and harmonics in wind power generation preprint.

Subject(s): Wind turbines--Power supply.

Capacitors.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

Traditional wind turbines are equipped with induction generators. Induction generators are preferred because they are inexpensive, rugged, and require very little maintenance. Unfortunately, induction generators require reactive power from the grid to operate. Because reactive power varies with the output power, the terminal voltage at the generator may become too low to compensate the induction generator. The interactions among the wind turbine, the power network, and the capacitor compensation, are important aspects of wind generation. In this paper, we will show the interactions among the induction generator, capacitor compensation, power system network, and magnetic saturations and examine the cause of resonance conditions and self-excitation.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 6/7/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/33138.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15011697-hWVpQU/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70687

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-33138

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems a Hawaii consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Hawaii.

Wind power--Hawaii.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Hawaii Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/11/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37629.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016007-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69831

Call Number: E 9.8:H 31

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems a Michigan consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Michigan.

Wind power--Michigan.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Michigan Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/11/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37709.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15015996-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69838

Call Number: E 9.8:M 59

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems a Missouri consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Missouri.

Wind power--Missouri.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Missouri Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/11/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37711.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15015999-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69839

Call Number: E 9.8:M 69

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems a Nevada consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Nevada.

Wind power--Nevada.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Nevada Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/11/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37630.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016003-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69842

Call Number: E 9.8:N 41

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems a North Carolina consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--North Carolina.

Wind power--North Carolina.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: A North Carolina Consumer's Guide provides consumers with enough information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a state wind resource map and a list of state incentives and state contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/11/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37708.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15007772-eZqEeE/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69843

Call Number: E 9.8:N 81 C/2005

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Small wind electric systems a U.S. consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--United States.

Wind power--United States.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 1/5/05: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37633.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS65997

Call Number: E 9.2:W 72/6/2005

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program (U.S.)

Title: Small wind electric systems a U.S. consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--United States.

Wind power--United States.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, 2002.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 8/4/03: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy03osti/29793.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS34335

Call Number: E 9.2:2003017802

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems a Utah consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Utah.

Wind power--Utah.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Utah Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/16/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37712.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016008-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69920

Call Number: E 9.8:SM 2/3

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems an Indiana consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Indiana.

Wind power--Indiana.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: An Indiana Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/16/05: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37710.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15015998-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69922

Call Number: E 9.8:IN 2

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program (U.S.)

Title: Small wind electric systems an Iowa consumer's guide .

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Iowa.

Wind power--Iowa.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, 2003.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/2/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/32583.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51203

Call Number: E 1.8:2004023630

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems an Ohio consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Ohio.

Wind power--Ohio.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems An Ohio Consumer's Guide provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include: how to make your home more energy efficient, how to choose the right size turbine, the parts of a wind electric system, determining if there is enough wind resource on your site, choosing the best site for your turbine, connecting your system to the utility grid, and if it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the Ohio guide provides state specific information that includes and state wind resource map, state incentives, and state contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/16/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37631.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15007419-zWErnc/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69932

Call Number: E 9.8:OH 3

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems an Oklahoma consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Oklahoma.

Wind power--Oklahoma.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems: An Oklahoma Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include how to make a home more energy efficient, how to choose the correct turbine size, the parts of a wind electric system, how to determine whether enough wind resource exists, how to choose the best site for a turbine, how to connect a system to the utility grid, and whether it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the cover of the guide contains a list of contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/16/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37713.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016000-eGq5ri/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69933

Call Number: E 9.8:SM 2/2

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Small wind electric systems an Oregon consumer's guide.

Subject(s): Wind energy conversion systems--Oregon.

Wind power--Oregon.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Small Wind Electric Systems An Oregon Consumer's Guide provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and their economics. Topics discussed in the guide include: how to make your home more energy efficient, how to choose the right size turbine, the parts of a wind electric system, determining if there is enough wind resource on your site, choosing the best site for your turbine, connecting your system to the utility grid, and if it's possible to become independent of the utility grid using wind energy. In addition, the Oregon guide provides state specific information that includes and state wind resource map, state incentives, and state contacts for more information.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 5/16/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/37632.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15000469-XK1Kp8/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS69938

Call Number: E 9.8:OR 4

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: Milligan, M.

Other Author(s): Schwartz, M. Wan, Y. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Statistical wind power forecasting for U.S. wind farms preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power plants--United States--Forecasting.

Statistical weather forecasting--United States.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2003]

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/16/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35087.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51703

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-35087

Location: Electronic Resource


Author: Schwartz, Marc N.

Other Author(s): Elliott, D. L. (Dennis L.) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Towards a wind energy climatology at advanced turbine hub-heights preprint.

Subject(s): Wind turbines--Location.

Winds--Speed--Measurement.

Publisher: Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2005]

Measurements of wind characteristics over a wide range of heights up to and above 100 m are useful to: (1) characterize the local and regional wind climate; (2) validate wind resource estimates derived from numerical models; and (3) evaluate changes in wind characteristics and wind shear over the area swept by the blades. Developing wind climatology at advanced turbine hub heights for the United States benefits wind energy development. Tall tower data from Kansas, Indiana, and Minnesota (which have the greatest number of tall towers with measurement data) will be the focus of this paper. Analyses of data from the tall towers will start the process of developing a comprehensive climatology.

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 6/7/06: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy05osti/38109.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016266-Z5NPuw/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70696

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-38109

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Wind energy benefits produced for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Subject(s): Wind power.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

Wind energy provides many benefits, including economic and environmental. This two-sided fact sheet succinctly outlines the top ten wind energy benefits and is especially well suited for general audiences.

Mode of access: Internet from the EERE web site. Address as of 6/7/06:

http://www.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/windpoweringamer ica/pdfs/wpa/wpa%5Ffactsheet%5Fseries.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016064-PpCvzl/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70111

Call Number: E 10.18:W 72

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Title: Wind energy myths produced for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Subject(s): Wind power.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, [2005]

This two-sided fact sheet succinctly outlines and counters the top misconceptions about wind energy. It is well suited for general audiences.

Mode of access: Internet from the EERE web site. Address as of 6/7/06:

http://www.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/windpoweringamerica/pdfs/
wpa/wpa%5Ffactsheet%5Fmyths.pdf
; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15016295-kv1qRw/native/

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70681

Call Number: E 10.18:W 72/2

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title: Wind power impacts on wildlife and government responsibilities for regulating development and protecting wildlife : report to congressional requesters.

Variant Title: Impacts on wildlife and government responsibilities for regulating development and protecting wildlife

Subject(s): Wind power.

Renewable energy sources--Environmental aspects.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Government Accountability Office, [2005]

"GAO-05-906."

Includes bibliographical references.

Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 11/16/05:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbnam e=gao&docid=f:d05906.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS65078

Call Number: GA 1.13:GAO-05-906

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents


Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.) Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program (U.S.)

Title: Wind power today & tomorrow.

Subject(s): Wind Energy Program (U.S.)

Wind power--United States.

Wind power industry--United States.

Publisher: Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program, [2004]

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/7/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/34915.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51287

Call Number: E 1.2:2004023750

Location: Electronic Resource


Other Author(s): Smith, Jim (Jim C.) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Wind power impacts on electric power system operating costs summary and perspective on work to date : preprint.

Subject(s): Wind power plants--Cost of operation.

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2004]

Mode of access: Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 7/20/04: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35946.pdf; current access available via PURL.

Linked Items: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS51774

Call Number: E 9.17:NREL/CP-500-35946

Location: Electronic Resource


Author: Wind Energy Program (U.S.)

Other Author(s): National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)

Title: Wind power today Wind Energy Program highlights.

Variant Title: Wind Energy Program highlights

Continues: Federal Wind Energy Program (U.S.). Wind energy program overview

Primary Material: Periodical

Subject(s): Wind Energy Program (U.S.)--Statistics--Periodicals.

Wind power--Research--United States--Statistics--Periodicals.

Publisher: Washington, DC : Produced for the U.S. Dept. of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [1998-

Some issues also available via Internet from the NREL web site. Address as of 9/25/03: http://www.nrel.gov/wind/; current access is available via PURL.

Linked Items: PDF version:

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS36582

Call Number: E 1.38/5:

Location: AUM Library - Government Documents/Microfiche

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