Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P

Abstract

This Major Qualifying Project (MQP) presents recommendations for the installation and site design of two 1.5 mega-watt wind turbines on Granger Cliffs in Auburn, Massachusetts. This project, which was completed in collaboration with a group completing an Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), addresses the following topics and issues: site selection, zoning, turbine selection, turbine cost estimate and payback period, access road design, environmental issues, social concerns and scheduling and delivery details. The project's outcome is a feasible wind farm site design and cost analysis for the Town of Auburn, Massachusetts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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