wind power density
A useful way to evaluate the wind resource available at a potential site (see wind resource evaluation). The wind power density, measured in watts per square meter, indicates how much energy is available at the site for conversion by a wind turbine. Classes of wind power density for two standard wind measurement heights are listed in the table below. Wind speed generally increases with height above ground.
Table of data compiled by the American Wind Energy Association
Related category• WIND POWER
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