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

Presentation Date

March 2010

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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Mar 27th, 12:00 AM

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.