Here are resources related to small wind systems.
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.
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
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: