Point Hope

Point Hope met tower; D. Vaught photo

The wind resource measured in Point Hope is outstanding, with measured wind power class 6 (on a scale of 1 to 7). In addition to high average wind speeds and high wind power density, Point Hope experiences very low turbulence and calculations indicate low extreme wind speed probability.

V3 Energy LLC prepared a feasibility study for Point Hope in December 2011.  The study concludes that the technical and economic prospects of wind power to supplement the diesel power plant are excellent.  Two candidate sites were considered, one near the airport and the other a few miles east of the village, and two wind turbine options, the 100 kW Northwind 100 and the larger 225 kW Aeronautica AW29-225.

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