Small Scale Wind
Category: Alternative Supply Systems, Energy Supply
Small-scale wind, usually found on-site, utilizes turbines to capture wind energy on campus. Turbine heights and rotor sizes are considerably smaller than utility-scale projects.
- Visible commitment to sustainability
- Can provide opportunities for student learning and engagement
- Difficult to scale up to a meaningful energy contribution
- Campus buildings and trees cause turbulence making wind energy production less efficient
Limited mitigation due to lack of scalability.
Small Net Cost
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The technology exists.
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System design, integration and financing are often time-consuming but not unreasonable.
Wind turbines have many moving parts which are subject to routine maintenance checks.
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Campus visitors will see the visible commitment to campus sustainability.