News

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Small Wind New Rules (Full County Connections)

Vertical Axis Wind TurbineVT News - Virginia Tech-YMCA wind and solar project dedication ceremony kicks off Sustainability Week

Real World tests of small wind turbines

New River Valley - Power of Wind - read the full article here.

Earth Policy Insitute: Wind Power soared past 150,000 MW in 2009

NPR: Windpower - Buy America?

Xcel Energy stores 1MW wind Energy

Solar Burnout

Wiring America for Green Power

Troubleshooting Small Wind-Electric Systems

Legislators could do more about rates, efficiency - Richard Hirsh

Virginia Tech, YMCA wind and solar project gets off the ground in time for Earth Day

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Resources

Lists of verified links to useful information for the whole project

Local Links

VT News - Wind/Solar project gets off the ground
New River Valley - Power of Wind - read the full article here.
 
Technical
Urban Green Energy - UGE600
150W Horizontal model - AirBreeze
Wind Turbines Shed Their Gears
Right Hand Engineering - Excellent Data Aquisition and measurement tools
Outback Gridtie Equipment - Inverters, Controllers
 
Electronic Circuit Design
Datalogging using PIC
 
 
News Items
Windpower - Buy America? NPR Report
Xcel Energy stores 1MW wind Energy
Solar Burnout
Wiring America for Green Power
Troubleshooting Small Wind-Electric Systems

Earth Policy Insitute: Wind Power soared past 150,000 MW in 2009

Legislators could do more about rates, efficiency - Richard Hirsh
Regulatory
Legislators could do more about rates, efficiency - Richard Hirsh
Basic Wind Turbine Service
 
Practical
Vertical Wind Generators - Buyer's Guide
RETScreen - Helping you decide if solar/wind would be beneficial and how much does it cost?
 
Major Organizations focused on Wind/Solar Energy
AWEA - American Wind Energy Association
NREL - National Renewable Energy Lab
Earth Policy Institute
 
Weather
US Department of Energy - Wind Maps
Weather Warehouse - Weather Data (some fees apply)
Weather Underground - near Laurel Ridge
Blacksburg Weather - General
Blacksburg Weather - Hourly Data

 

Financial
30% Federal Tax
SRECs - All about them
Net Metering - Selling it back

 

 

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