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Turbine and Tower Details: Endurance S343 5kW turbine on a 105 ft. guyed tube tower

Location: 78 Ripley Road, Coventry, CT

 

Live Data Display

 

CCEF is collecting a large array of data related to the performance of the wind turbine system and the wind resource at the site.  This data is useful in determining how well the system is performing but can also be used for a variety of educational and informative purposes.  The graphics and data on this webpage are generated remotely from the data acquisition system (DAS) and are updated every 3 minutes.  For questions about the data displayed on this page, please contact us.

 

 

Most Recent 30 Days

 

The graph below displays 1-minute average wind speeds at various heights above the ground, over the past 30 days.

 

 


The wind rose, shown on the left, indicates the directional nature of the wind resource.  The rings on the graph indicate how much time the wind spends coming from each direction.  Most sites have one, or a handful of, dominant wind direction.  This is called the “prevailing wind direction”.  When possible, wind turbines should be sited so that they have unobstructed access to winds from the prevailing wind direction.

 

 

One of the first things a potential wind turbine customer looks at is a turbine’s power curve.  The power curve is simply a graphical representation of how much power a wind turbine will generate at a given wind speed.  The power curve shown here is based on the measured power output of the wind system, on the grid side of any associated inverters/controllers and the extrapolated hub height wind speed.  As the data in this graph has not yet been fully analyzed and processed, the power curve shown here is intended for informational purposes only.

 

 

 

Lifetime Performance

 

The graph below displays 1-minute average wind speeds at various heights above the ground, over the monitoring period of the system.

 

 


The wind rose, shown on the left, indicates the directional nature of the wind resource.  The rings on the graph indicate how much time the wind spends coming from each direction.  Most sites have one, or a handful of, dominant wind direction.  This is called the “prevailing wind direction”.  When possible, wind turbines should be sited so that they have unobstructed access to winds from the prevailing wind direction.

 

 

One of the first things a potential wind turbine customer looks at is a turbine’s power curve.  The power curve is simply a graphical representation of how much power a wind turbine will generate at a given wind speed.  The power curve shown here is based on the measured power output of the wind system, on the grid side of any associated inverters/controllers and the extrapolated hub height wind speed.  As the data in this graph has not yet been fully analyzed and processed, the power curve shown here is intended for informational purposes only.

 

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