Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York (Fact Sheet)

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Installing a small wind turbine can sometimes be difficult due to economics, zoning issues, public perception, and other barriers. Persistence and innovation, however, can result in a successful installation. Dani Baker and David Belding own Cross Island Farms, a 102-acre certified organic farm on Wellesley Island in northern New York. In 2009, they took their interest in renewable energy to the next level by researching the logistics of a small wind installation on their land to make their farm even more sustainable. Their renewable energy system consists of one 10-kilowatt Bergey Excel wind turbine, a solar array, and a propane-powered ... continued below

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Installing a small wind turbine can sometimes be difficult due to economics, zoning issues, public perception, and other barriers. Persistence and innovation, however, can result in a successful installation. Dani Baker and David Belding own Cross Island Farms, a 102-acre certified organic farm on Wellesley Island in northern New York. In 2009, they took their interest in renewable energy to the next level by researching the logistics of a small wind installation on their land to make their farm even more sustainable. Their renewable energy system consists of one 10-kilowatt Bergey Excel wind turbine, a solar array, and a propane-powered generator. This case study describes funding for the project and the installation process.

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  • Report No.: NREL/FS-5000-53626
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1039074 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1039074
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc836089

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Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York (Fact Sheet), report, April 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836089/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.