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News & Articles on Household-Size (Small) Wind Turbines

June 14, 2006
Paul Gipe

USDA Noise and Power Curve Tests of Small and Household-Size Wind Turbines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service has a long history of testing wind turbines at its research station near Bushland, Texas. They do good work. They're fair and competent. Most of their published work can be found in AWEA's annual proceedings--going back nearly three decades. I am listing two recent papers because their findings confirm earlier work by others and because they are some of the only published papers on small wind turbines used in water pumping applications.

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