Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

Developed by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Small Wind Energy Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one is an aid in assessing manufacturer information about turbines and provides tips on determining the right height for your tower.


  • Capacity factors
  • Energy production
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) design and safety standards
  • Product performance record
  • Site visit
  • Tower height
  • Turbine model


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