Ohio Anemometer Loan Program
Green Energy Ohio (GEO) in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Development and the U.S. Department of Energy have designed this program to help promote the development of wind power in Ohio. Under the Ohio Anemometer Loan Program, qualified applicants can borrow the equipment necessary to conduct a wind monitoring study, including a temporary meteorological tower, data logger and instrumentation. Study services, such as site inspection, equipment installation/removal, data validation, quarterly reports and program management will be provided at no cost. Both 50-meter and 60-meter meteorological towers are available through the program. The Ohio Anemometer Loan Program is designed to provide monitoring studies for organizations or individuals that plan to install one or more wind turbines with a total capacity of at least 100 kW but less than 5 MW. At the conclusion of the 12 month study, Anemometer Loan Program site sponsors will have data that can be used to accurately calculate the electrical power that could be generated from either small or large scale wind turbines at the monitoring site. Application instructions and additional supporting information can be found at the Green Energy Ohio website.
Because the number of applications exceeds the available program resources, an evaluation process will be used to determine which sites will be selected. The criteria for evaluation are included on the application and application review form. Applicants who are not selected can contract directly with GEO to perform a wind monitoring study and/or economic feasibility study through our Monitoring Ohio Wind program.
This information was last updated on November 01, 2011