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1 ALL STAR ELECTRIC COMPANY 10,000 Trumbull SE, Suite #F Albuquerque, NM (505) voice & fax NM License On-Site Power System Specialists: Photovoltaics, Wind Turbine Generators, Engine-Generators, Hydro-Turbines Power System Sales Electrical Power Supply System Engineering and Development Consultants Construction and Maintenance Services Residential, Commercial & Industrial Electrical Wiring Wind Resource Data Acquisition Equipment and Windfarm Development Project Management

2 ASEC New Mexico MICHAEL LA VINE Project Manager Field Engineer Electrical Construction Contractor Electrical System Designer Quality Control Inspector

3 From Albuquerque, New Mexico Michael LaVine Presents

4 Small Wind Energy Systems by Michael LaVine Understanding the Technology of and Applications for Small Wind Systems Defining Small Wind systems- Small turbines range in size from 20 watts to 100 kilowatts (kw).

5 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines

6 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

7 Small Wind Energy Systems by Michael LaVine Reviewing technology and equipment What a small wind system does and how it works. Wind turbine generators typically use wind power to turn variable speed 3 phase alternators. Electricity is then rectified to dc power and used to charge batteries or is converted to utility synchronized power.

8 Phases of Construction Concept Design Concept Development Plans and Specifications Construction Phase Quality Assurance and Testing

9 THE WIND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Site Selection Land Agreements Wind Assessments Environmental Review Economic Modeling Interconnection Studies Permitting Sales Agreement Financing Turbine Procurement Construction Contracting Operations & Maintenance

10 Evaluating manufacturers and equipment Specification Sheets Performance Graphs Installation Plans Manufacturer s Warranties

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27 Reviewing the Pre-requisites To Installing a Small Wind System Investigating land use and zoning restrictions Finding a wind consultant Making sure you receive a comprehensive assessment

28 Small Wind Energy Systems by Michael LaVine Professional consulting services & design engineering, project management, & resource development; specializing in on-site electrical power supply systems. Evaluate the site for the availability of solar and wind energy. Compile a load analysis and analyze the selection of energy efficient appliances. Aid the decision making process for the consideration of the power system options which are: utility supplied power, gas generator power, or solar (photovoltaic) &/or wind electric power. Evaluate the power system options and select the power system with the most long term economic benefits. Design, procure, install your residential, commercial, or industrial power system.

29 Wind Resources of the West

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32 Resource Identification Resource identification is an important design tool that enables us to project annual wind generator output and to specify the best equipment for your site and your needs. Good information leads to good design. Flagged foliage is an indicator of high predominant winds and demonstrates a high potential for electrical generation with a wind generator. Other sites are promising, but may not be as well indicated. Wind data is available for popular sites, however, since each site is unique, data gathering is typically required. To be the most thorough, a year of wind data is desired.

33 Resource Identification Regardless of the application, the use of statistical tracking technology is recommended previous to and after the installation of a wind generator.

34 Working with your local utility Types of Interconnections Load Displacement Simultaneous Buy- Sell Net Metering Renewable Energy Credits Wholesale Merchant Plants Account Executive Reporting Power Production Account Auditing

35 Obtaining rebates, incentives and tax credits

36 Installing A Small Wind Energy System Sizing a small wind system Estimating the Energy Output Local considerations

37 Overview of the Installation Process

38 Overview of the Installation Process

39 Overview of the Installation Process

40 Overview of the Installation Process

41 Connecting to the utility grid Interconnection Agreement UL Listed and Labeled Equipment UL approved compatibility of wind generator and inverter Output Metering and Utility accessible disconnect switch

42 Repair, maintenance and longevity of system Repair required by equipment failure Storm Damage Scheduled Preventative Maintenance Re-modeling existing systems

43 Repair, maintenance and longevity of system

44 Integration with other renewable technologies On Grid Systems Wind and solar Photovoltaic PV Wind and Hydro turbine

45 Integration with other renewable technologies Off Grid Independent Power Systems Wind and solar Photovoltaic PV Wind and Hydro-electric Wind and diesel generator

46 Mechanical Appropriate Technology for Off- Grid Home Design Gas space heating with wood burning stove. Solar hot water system with gas hot water backup. Gas stove or clothes dryer. PV water pumping. Composting or low flush toilets. Electrical Solar &/or wind electric system for charging batteries. DC to AC inverter for conventional AC appliances. DC wiring of house for lighting & water pumping. High efficiency & long life fluorescent lighting. Remote display for system status & control for transfer switch (in kitchen area). Backup engine generator (optional). High efficiency appliances.

47 Appropriate Technology for Architectural Passive solar design. Off- Grid Home Design Space for battery bank & backup generator. PV panels on top of roof or in south facing yard. Wind generator requires large yard area & the distance from the house to the base of the tower should be 110% of tower height. Potential home designs are subjected to simple economic analysis to compare the alternative energy system's cost to the expected benefits. In comparison to the engine generator supplied home, alternative energy systems provide a reasonable payback period (3 to 6 years), significant long term fuel savings, & low maintenance costs. Also, positive cost feasibility in building a new home using alternative energy vs. utility line extension begins with sites that are only 1/4 mile from the utility line. By designing energy efficient homes that utilize appropriate technology, a homeowners' energy needs can be greatly reduced. Alternative energy systems can provide the homeowner with energy independence & longterm savings. Designing an energy efficient home is the key to increasing the economic benefits for alternative energy supplied homes

48 Integration with other renewable technologies

49 Integration with other renewable technologies

50 Integration with other renewable technologies

51 Integration with other renewable technologies

52 Case Studies of Small Wind Installations Examining residential, commercial and rural installations

53 AFFLIATIONS

54 ALL STAR ELECTRIC COMPANY 10,000 Trumbull SE, Suite #F Albuquerque, NM (505) voice & fax NM License On-Site Power System Specialists: Photovoltaics, Wind Turbine Generators, Engine-Generators, Hydro-Turbines Power System Sales Electrical Power Supply System Engineering and Development Consultants Construction and Maintenance Services Residential, Commercial & Industrial Electrical Wiring Wind Resource Data Acquisition Equipment and Windfarm Development Project Management

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