IC Wind Power Project
Ithaca College has performed a study of the feasibility for a wind turbine to partially power the Campus. The college received a $25K grant from NYSERDA to fund 50% of the feasibility study, and contracted with Sustainable Energy Developments Inc., to perform the study. A temporary meteorological tower was set up in 2008 and came down in 2009. Wind speeds on South Hill were measured for a period of 6 months. The final report on the study has been submitted to Ithaca College. At this point in time, Ithaca College does not have plans to construct a wind turbine in the near future.
This excel spreadsheet contains the calibrated data for wind speeds and directions as a function of date. Worksheets record observations up to 50m, and an extrapolation to 80m. Units of speed are in meters/second.