Wind References

One Energy believes in being professors, not salesmen.

We believe it is important to provide as much information as possible about wind energy and on-site generation - to customers, wind advocates, and skeptics alike. This belief is what drives our efforts to provide wind information that exceeds the industry standard, through the various resources, tools and organizations listed below.


One energy resources and tools

First Change the Light Bulbs...Then Get A Wind Turbine (PDF)
Article discusses how (and why) plants should explore the progression from energy efficiency to on-site generation. 

Theoretical Power Yield from Turbine, Based on Wind Speed and Rotor Diameter (Excel)
This worksheet calculates the theoretical power yield from a turbine design, based on the cross-sectional area of its rotor.

Understanding the Weibull Distribution for Wind (PDF) 
Explains what a Weibull Distribution is and how it applies to wind resource modeling. 

Wind Terminology (PDF)

Wind Turbine Diagram and Limited Definitions (PDF)

Wind Turbine Size Comparison (PDF)

Wind Turbine Weight Comparison (PDF)


Additional resources

2012 Wind Technologies Market Report (PDF), US Department of Energy | Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

5727.75 - Ohio Revised Code (PDF)
A guide to understanding Ohio's Wind Energy PILOT program.

Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

Harmonics and Resonance Issues in Wind Power Plants (PDF)
, IEEE PES Wind Plant Collector System Design Working Group

Health Effects and Wind Turbines: A Review of the Literature (PDF), Knopper and Ollson Environmental Health 2011

The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States: A Multi-Site Hedonic Analysis (PDF), Environmental Energy Technologies Division of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

ISO/RTO Map of Operating Regions, ISO/RTO Council

The Law of Wind 6th Edition | A Guide to Business and Legal Issues (PDF), Stoel Rives LLP

Net Energy Payback and CO2 Emissions from Wind Generated Electricity in the Midwest
 ,University of Wisconsin Fusion Technology Institute 

Nina Pierpont: Discredited Time and Time Again, The Checks and Balances Project
Article from The Checks and Balances Project highlights the major flaws of “Wind Turbine Syndrome” a collection of theories from Nina Pierpont that have been widely discredited by the scientific community.

PTC Guidance 2013 Notice 2013-29 (PDF), U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Current “start construction” guidance document from the IRS that defines the requirements necessary to apply the ITC / PTC to a project.

Resources for Nationwide Permits for Wind Projects from the US Army Corps of Engineers (PDF)

Wind Turbine Acoustic Noise (PDF) Renewable Energy Research Laboratory at University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects: An Expert Panel Review (PDF), prepared by seven expert panelists fro the AWEA and CWEA. 


Other wind organizations

Great Lakes Wind Network (GLWN)

GLWN is an international supply chain advisory group and network of manufacturers. The Great Lakes region is home to multiple international leaders operating research and development centers. This capacity, along with the market diversity of component manufacturing base, has made the Great Lakes region a global supply center for the wind industry. 

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

The most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. 

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
AWEA is the national trade association for the wind industry in the United States. Resources on the AWEA website include fact sheets, state statistics, and market reports.

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
The voice for the wind industry in Europe, EWEA’s website contains resources including global statistics, infographics, wind FAQs, and information to dispel common wind myths.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Part of the US Department of Energy, NREL discoveries provide sustainable alternatives for powering American homes, businesses, and transportation systems. Resources include Open Energy Information, an online tool with the latest energy information and data, as well as maps, data, publications and models.

The United Kingdom’s leading renewable energy trade association, RenewableUK provides information and resources on both on and off shore wind, small and medium wind, as well as wave and tidal energy.

US Department of Energy Wind Program
The Wind Program works with national laboratories, industry, universities, and other federal agencies to conduct research and development activities. Resources include market reports and FAQs.

Wind Powering America
Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative designed to enable stakeholders to make informed decisions about how wind energy contributes to the US electricity supply. Wind basics, maps and tools, and a resource library are available online.

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