Wind Power Siting

Choosing the best available site is the key to a successful wind power installation. NW Wind & Solar will consult wind maps and review the physical site for suitability of installing wind generators.

Recommended site characteristics:

  • 20 feet above obstructions
  • 250 feet away from obstructions in all directions
  • Average annual wind speed of at least 10 mph
  • Best results will be achieved with wind speed average at or above 12 mph
  • Property size is at least 0.5 acre
  • Local zoning ordinances allow structures at least 35 ft high
  • NW Wind & Solar will consult wind maps and review your site for suitability of installation.

Interested in alternative energy in the Pacific Northwest? For most residential and commercial customers, a photovoltaic array provides the most flexibility and consistent energy supply. To find out more visit our Solar Power pages.