Major(s)

Mechanical Engineering

Minor(s)

Mathematics, Music (includes Music History, Instrumental/Vocal Performance, Music Therapy, Composition/Theory & Jazz Studies)

Mentor Name

Barry Butler

Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

The University of Iowa is interested in sustainable energy to power its campus and may be interested in installing a large wind turbine to meet these goals. Anemometer data from May 2007 to February 2009 have been collected and analyzed to determine the feasibility of such a project. Long-term economic evaluations have been performed using the projected energy output, projected turbine costs, and projected costs of electricity.

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Evaluation of University of Iowa-Owned Land for Wind Turbine Placement

The University of Iowa is interested in sustainable energy to power its campus and may be interested in installing a large wind turbine to meet these goals. Anemometer data from May 2007 to February 2009 have been collected and analyzed to determine the feasibility of such a project. Long-term economic evaluations have been performed using the projected energy output, projected turbine costs, and projected costs of electricity.