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Climate wise case study compendium: Report 1

Description: This case study compendium is one of several Climate Wise tools available to help interested companies identify cost-effective options. Climate Wise, a private-public partnership program, is a key Federal initiative to return greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2000.
Date: February 1, 1997
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind resource assessment: San Nicolas Island, California

Description: San Nicolas Island (SNI) is the site of the Navy Range Instrumentation Test Site which relies on an isolated diesel-powered grid for its energy needs. The island is located in the Pacific Ocean 85 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California and 65 miles south of the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS), Point Mugu, California. SNI is situated on the continental shelf at latitude N33{degree}14` and longitude W119{degree}27`. It is approximately 9 miles long and 3.6 miles wide and encompasses an area of 13,370 acres of land owned by the Navy in fee title. Winds on San Nicolas are prevailingly northwest and are strong most of the year. The average wind speed is 7.2 m/s (14 knots) and seasonal variation is small. The windiest months, March through July, have wind speeds averaging 8.2 m/s (16 knots). The least windy months, August through February, have wind speeds averaging 6.2 m/s (12 knots).
Date: January 1, 1996
Creator: McKenna, E. & Olsen, T.L.
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Design tools

Description: As wind turbine designs become more complex, computer codes are an increasingly important tool for the wind turbine designer. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s (NREL`s) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) and its subcontractors have developed a variety of sophisticated computer codes that model wind characteristics, the interactions of the wind with wind turbine blades, turbine structures, power output, and total wind system operation. This fact sheet briefly highlights design codes and provides directions for obtaining the codes. Selected codes are also available via file transfer protocol from the NWTC home page at http: //nwtc.nrel.gov.
Date: June 1, 1996
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