The Anemometer Loan Program helps people and businesses who want to determine if the wind on their property is sufficient to support wind power generation, or if an investment might be better spent on other renewable technologies.
Salt Lake City, Ut (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
Salt Lake Community College has acquired the Anemometer Loan Program (ALP). This renewable energy program will be administered by the College’s Energy Institute at the Larry H. Miller campus, in Sandy.
Previously a program of the Utah Office of Energy Development, ALP provides valuable information to businesses, developers, farmers, ranchers, and homeowners who want to determine if the wind on their property is sufficient to support wind power generation, or if an investment might be better spent on other renewable technologies. Unlike a solar power, which can be accurately estimated based on latitude and elevation, only a long-term wind study can determine how effective wind energy will be in any given area.
ALP collects data to help assess the economic feasibility of installing a wind turbine for residential, commercial power supplementation or determine the potential for a site to be developed into a wind farm.
Applications for ALP will be evaluated on criteria such as wind speed predictions from existing wind resource maps, favorable topography, accessibility, and proximity to transmission lines. The most promising sites will be loaned either a 20 or 50 meter meteorological tower equipped to measure wind speed and direction at one or more elevations, typically for one year.
Applications for 2012 are now being accepted through June 1, 2012.
Salt Lake Community College acquired the Anemometer Loan Program to expand the Energy Institute, which supports renewable energy technologies and prepares students for emerging job opportunities in the industry.
For more information about the program or to apply, visit http://tinyurl.com/slcc-wind or contact Brandon Malman, Anemometer Loan Program Manager at 801-957-5405.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Educating and training more than 62,000 people each year, the College is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The College has 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Courses are offered during both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.