Small Wind Turbine Applications: Current Practice in Colorado

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Numerous small wind turbines are being used by homeowners in Colorado. Some of these installations are quite recent while others date back to the federal tax-credit era of the early 1980s. Through visits with small wind turbine owners in Colorado, the author has developed case studies of six small wind energy applications focusing on the wind turbine technology, wind turbine siting, the powersystems and electric loads, regulatory issues, and motivations about wind energy. These case studies offer a glimpse into the current state-of-the-art of small-scale wind energy and provide some insight into issues affecting development of a wider market.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1999
EventColorado Renewable Energy Conference - Winter Park, Colorado
Duration: 10 Sep 199912 Sep 1999


ConferenceColorado Renewable Energy Conference
CityWinter Park, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-27080


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