Sierra Club Releases Wind Study for Kansas
The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club releases a wind study validating the effectiveness of wind in Kansas, proving to skeptics its value.
From the press release of July 17, 2006... "Wind farms in central and western Kansas would have substantially helped to meet high electricity loads during Kansas City 's hot summer of 2003, according to a new study. Winds speeds, on average, were strong during July and August of 2003 when area utilities experienced record electricity demand. Had they been in place at the time, wind farms with state-of-the-art turbines would have produced power at a level well above average at three sites studied."
For the full press release and full Wind Study, see the below links. Click on the link to open the PDF file, or to save to your hard drive, Right Click, then Save Target As.
Kansas Wind Full Study
Kansas Wind Study Summary
Kansas Wind Press Release
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