Cold Bay

Cold Bay has a superb Class 7 wind resource (on a scale of 1 to 7) with a low percentage of time with calm winds and only moderate turbulence. Extreme wind probability is somewhat high but typical of the Aleutian Islands. The met tower was located at an excellent location for wind power development but […]


Shemya has a superb 7 (on a scale of 1 to 7) wind resource and possibly acceptable extreme wind behavior for wind power development to supply renewable energy to Eareckson Air Force Station, but the analyses were from weather station data, which is difficult to interpret for extreme wind probability. Weather station data also does […]

False Pass

The wind resource in False Pass is generally very good, but the relatively high mean annual wind speed is tempered by high turbulence, a consequent perhaps of the met tower location near a high escarpment, but undoubtedly reflective also of the complex topography of the False Pass area and the generally high and chaotic winds […]

Nelson Lagoon

The Nelson Lagoon wind resource is outstanding and highly suitable for wind power development, but U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerns regarding impact to avian species frequenting the nearby Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge may limit wind turbine options for the community. The solar resource is fair to moderate, which reflects Nelson Lagoon’s frequently cloudy […]

St. George

The wind turbine site on St. George Island, located between the airport and the village, exhibits an exceptionally strong Class 7 (on a scale of 1 to 7) wind resource. One remanufactured 95 kW Windmatic wind turbine was installed in 2014 and is operational. This turbine connects to the St. George electrical grid and comprises […]