Faculty Advisor

Pierson, Stephen W.

Abstract

The project involved an assessment of wind energy potential in Maine for the Union of Concerned Scientists. The analysis was performed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as an economic analysis outlining the long term investments of setting up a 50 MW wind farm. The project resulted in the construction of several wind class maps assessing Maine's wind potential. It also determined that class 5 or higher winds are needed to have competitive electricity generation prices.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

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