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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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California Polytechnic State University Wind Resource Assessment, Jason Allan Smith Sep 2011

California Polytechnic State University Wind Resource Assessment, Jason Allan Smith

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Wind resource assessment at California Polytechnic State University shows there is potential for wind power generation on Cal Poly land. A computational fluid dynamics model based on wind data collected from a campus maintained meteorological tower on Escuela Ranch approximately 5 miles northwest of campus suggests there are areas of Cal Poly land with an IEC Class III wind resource at a height of 80 meters above ground. In addition during the daytime when the campus uses the most energy there are large portions of land with annual average daytime wind speeds above 6.9m/s. These areas have been ...