Deadline extended for anemometer program
The deadline for the Anemometer Loan Program has been extended, according to a press release from John Brown University. An anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument.
The JBU Renewable Energy Department, along with The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Energy Office, has extended the application deadline for participation in the Anemometer Loan Program to Aug. 31, according to the release.
Funding for the Arkansas Anemometer Loan Program comes from both the AEDC Energy Office and the Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America Program.
In its second year, the program is designed to promote the installation of small wind turbines by informing landowners of the wind energy potential of their property by conducting a free, one-year long, wind-resource assessment.
The program’s first year proved successful with more than 20 applications received and four sites selected to conduct wind studies. Site recipients were chosen based on the participant’s project purpose or goal, potential quality of the wind resource at the site, favorable topography and site accessibility, according to the release.
JBU’s renewable energy faculty, staff and students installed the 110- ft. meteorological towers in farm operations in Mansfield, Booneville, and Bradford and one rural residential setting in Romance.
More details about the selection criteria and participant obligations – as well as downloadable application forms are available from JBU’s Renewable Energy Program website and the Arkansas Energy Office’s website .
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