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2006 Wind Maps

The 2006 wind maps were developed for the Department by WindLogics using atmospheric modeling. These 2006 maps show the wind speed resources at 30, 80, and 100 meters, as well as capacity factor and energy production estimates for a 1.65 MW wind turbine at 80 meters. 

2006 Wind Map GIS Files

The files below can be imported into geographic information software, such as ArcMap, for further analysis, review, and publication by external parties. Layers such as counties and roads and other information are not provided here but may be available through the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office at the Department of Administration. Each file is approximately 5.1 MB.