Naknek – Cape Suwarof

Cape Suwarof, Naknek, Alaska

The wind resource at proposed Cape Suwarof wind power site in Naknek shows very good potential for wind energy development as a high Class 4 (near Class 5) wind power class resource with excellent turbulence behavior. Note that the measured wind power class is higher than predicted by the Alaska Wind Resource Map (see below) […]

Manokotak

Manokotak

The wind resource at the proposed wind power site in Manokotak shows fair potential for wind energy development as a mid-Class 2 wind power resource with good turbulence behavior. This is a bit lower than expected and it had been thought that the site, chosen with considerable care as the most promising developable wind power […]

Togiak

Togiak, Alaska

Togiak’s winds are possibly lighter than expected given its geographic location on the Bering Sea coast. This may be due to the met tower site location well down on the northeast side of the hill that comprises the Togiak Heights subdivision. Possibly more exposed locations in Togiak would experience higher wind speeds, but it should […]

Dillingham – Kanakanak

Kanakanak Dillingham Site

Winds measured in Dillingham were consistent with the State wind resource map and are sufficient for wind power development in the community. Because of the proximity of forest to the wind test site, the wind shear and turbulence were higher than seen in other Bristol Bay region communities. Because a successful wind power project has […]

Perryville

Perryville, Alaska

The wind resource study in Perryville defied expectations of measuring strong winds. It appears that local geographic features effectively shield the test site, and the nearby village, from the ferocious winds common to the southern Alaska Peninsula coast. With a measured wind power class of 2 (marginal), Perryville does not appear at this time to […]

New Stuyahok

New Stuyahok, Alaska

New Stuyahok has fair to good potential for wind power development, provided a slightly better location for wind turbines is found than the meteorological tower test site. The test site appeared to be adversely affected by the presence of trees nearby. When the new airfield opens and the old one abandoned, the old runway would […]

Naknek – Landfill Area

Naknek Alaska

The measured wind resource in Naknek showed good potential for wind energy development as a mid-Class 3 wind power class and excellent turbulence behavior. The monitored site, near the borough landfill, does exhibit more wind shear than desirable, necessitating tall turbine towers, and in other respects may not be desirable to develop, but there is […]

Koliganek

Koliganek

The wind resource study in Koliganek indicates very good potential for the development of wind power to augment the village’s diesel power supply. One excellent advantage for the village is the old airstrip where the meteorological test tower was located. Because the village and surrounding area is comprised of permafrost soils, construction of wind turbines […]

Kokhanok

Kokhanok

The wind resource in Kokhanok is superb by any measure – the winds are steady, smooth, low shear, highly directional and high power class. The selected wind site, near the tip of the spit of land jutting into Lake Iliamna (see photo above) is ideal for wind turbine installations as it is relatively far from […]

Dillingham – Woodriver Road

Woodriver Road - Dillingham

Winds measured in Dillingham were consistent with the State wind resource map and are accept-able for wind power development in the community. Because of the structural mass and complexity of the State EMS tower used as the test platform, the wind shear and turbulence were higher than is likely true. Because a successful wind power […]