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recommend a good anemometer for wind speed study?

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Posted by Joe M on December 25, 2008, 3:37 am
 
Hi all,

I'd like to do a wind speed study at my house to help make an informed
decision on a wind turbine.  I don't even know where to start, but I see
that an anemometer is the device that will help me get data for this.  I
found some different models on the internet, but I am a complete beginner
and I don't know what features are good or not really needed.

Can anyone give a quick review on what features to look for on an anemometer
and if possible, recommend a reasonably priced make/model that will do the
job for me?  Obviously price is a major consideration (I don't want to spend
thousands, or even hundreds of dollars on this), but also ease of
installation and provides good useful data and a good computer interface.

Thanks much in advance.

Joe (joemagiera at ameritech dot net)
joemagiera@ameritech.net



Posted by Michael B on December 25, 2008, 4:50 am
 

For the beginner,
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/anemometer.html

Posted by $cienceboy on December 25, 2008, 7:54 am
 Joe M wrote:

Try http://home.alphalink.com.au/~derekw/anemometer_diy/brgassy.htm  this
site has good info on DIY systems

David

Posted by Michael B on December 25, 2008, 2:11 pm
 
http://home.alphalink.com.au/~derekw/anemometer_diy/brgassy.htm

Probably meant to give
http://home.alphalink.com.au/~derekw/anemometer_diy/specs.htm
as an introductory site.
Nice one.

Posted by Joe M on December 25, 2008, 10:06 pm
 
http://home.alphalink.com.au/~derekw/anemometer_diy/brgassy.htm

Probably meant to give
http://home.alphalink.com.au/~derekw/anemometer_diy/specs.htm
as an introductory site.
Nice one.

I appreciate those responses, and I normally am a cheap DIY type of person,
but I don't really want to mess with making one.  I'd like to just buy a
commerically produced one, hopefully that's accurate and with a good PC
interface so that statistics can be tracked.  Any suggestions?  Thanks,

Joe



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