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Minnesota Wind Speed Verification Tool

Here are resources related to small wind systems.

Minnesota Wind Speed Verification Tool - 30 Meter

This interactive application identifies the wind speed for a specific Minnesota location at a 30 meter elevation above ground level, based on data used for the 2006 wind map. This data should be used as a general guideline for screening purposes only. Specific site conditions that affect wind speed should be evaluated by a trained wind site assessor before investing in a small wind turbine.

Troubleshooting and Tips on Finding Site Coordinates

Tips and resources to help locate site coordinates if the wind speed verification tool cannot locate an address.

  • The Wind Speed Verification Tool should return a wind speed for any
    geographic coordinate within Minnesota. Enter latitude and longitude in
    decimal-degree format only (e.g. N 44.955, W 93.102). Do not use
    negative numbers.

  • For the state of Minnesota, latitude ranges from 43.57 to 49.38 degrees
    north. Longitude ranges from 89.57 to 97.20 degrees west.

  • A zip code is required to locate an address. The application may not be
    able to locate all addresses in the state.

  • If the wind speed verification tool can't locate the address of the property,
    but you know where the property is, try Google Maps. Right
    click on the location on the map and select "What's Here?" to get lat/long
    coordinates. Note: use the longitude number without the negative sign.

Other mapping sites include:

Bing Maps
Acme Mapper
Yahoo Maps