Small Wind Site Assessment Guidelines

Robert Preus, Tim Olsen

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Site assessment for small wind energy systems is one of the key factors in the successful installation, operation, and performance of a small wind turbine. A proper site assessment is a difficult process that includes wind resource assessment and the evaluation of site characteristics. These guidelines address many of the relevant parts of a site assessment with an emphasis on wind resource assessment, using methods other than on-site data collection and creating a small wind site assessment report.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages57
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5000-63696


  • guidelines
  • NREL
  • site assessments
  • small wind site assessment
  • wind energy
  • wind resource assessment


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