Location, location, location! Important criteria for wind-farm site selection - article


kPower’s analysis concluded AWES Upper Wind is a spatially new resource. If conventional surface wind sites require ideal siting for best economics, AWES promises to open up a vaster superior resource of Upper-Wind, and therefore will exploit countless sites that will never be ideal for conventional turbines. We won’t have to cover our “ideal windfarm location” ridgetops with turbines, if upper-wind is tapped abundantly enough.

The hope is that AWE beaks the spatial-economic tyranny of current windfarm “location, location. location”.