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Most importantly, tackles the three basic questions about small wind projects and gives you well-researched answers that are technically sound and presented in an easy-to-use format.  Our WindCheck report answers each question in turn, using and building on the details and data from the previous question. 

To discover how windy it is in your area, WindCheck's analysis starts with over 30 years of historical weather and wind information for your area, then looks at how the local geography and topography affect the winds that will be available to power your small wind system.

To examine how your site affects the wind that will actually reach your turbine, the WindCheck analysis then accounts for nearby buildings, structures, trees, and other site-specific factors, all of which can have a major impact on your ability to successfully harvest the local wind resource.

The final WindCheck step is to look at the economic considerations by analyzing the site-specific wind record, modeling the energy generated by a small wind system, and factoring in local electricity prices to develop an estimate of how much you can save on your utility bill by generating your own electricity.

We do this by bringing to bear some of the industry's best people and processes. Our meteorological analyses are conducted by experienced meteorologists, trained specifically in the challenges of wind forecasting and using standardized procedures developed over decades of real world wind forecasting. Our economic analyses are based on system performance data provided by small wind manufacturers, combined with economic and pricing data from federal agencies and local utilities.

Most importantly, throughout the process, our focus is on you - the consumer. We are an independent service, not affiliated with any small wind manufacturer, distributor, or installer. We have no stake in getting you to buy a small wind system, so you can rest assured that the information we provide you is impartial and unbiased.

In fact, our analysis may indicate that small wind is not really suitable to your situation - an extremely valuable piece of information that can save you from spending thousands or tens of thousands of dollars on a system that will never live up to your expectations and hopes. On the other hand, if our analysis indicates that small wind will work for you, you'll be primed and ready to find the small wind system that is best suited to your needs and your situation.

 You can find out more about the WindCheck process or order a WindCheck report now.