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Title: NHARNG wind resource assessment : Center Strafford Training Center
Authors: West, Brendan.
Ryerson, Charles C. (Charles Curtis)
Claffey, Keran J.
Keywords: MEASNET
Quality Control
Site Assessment
Wind power
Renewable energy
Wind shear
New Hampshire
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TR-15-18
Abstract: The New Hampshire Army National Guard (NHARNG) training facility in Center Strafford, NH, wishes to supply at least 25% of its energy needs with renewables by 2025 to meet Army and Department of Defense energy goals. They commissioned the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) to determine the feasibility of wind energy meeting this requirement. Aiming to meet industry standards for assessment, CRREL acquired meteorological wind data from June 2012 through May 2014; performed data quality control; estimated turbulence, wind shear, and speed distributions; and estimated energy production and payback periods for five 100 kW wind turbines. The best performing turbine assessed at a hub height of 37 m could provide 52% of the site’s annual electric power needs with a payback of approximately 18 to 19.6 years. However, extrapolated long-term wind speeds suggest the best performing turbine assessed could provide 71% of the site’s annual electric power needs; and the payback would drop to approximately 14 years. CRREL also assessed the feasibility of a comparable solar energy system at Center Strafford, and the payback for a fixed-array system is 14–16 years and 11 years for a two-axis array system.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-15-18
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