The design of a Wind Energy
Park at the local geographical feature of Yankee Ridge in the vicinity
of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Yankee Ridge is
a moraine of
the Wisconsin glaciation which smoothed out the already flat Illinois
extends from north east of the
city of Champaign-Urbana, to the village of Philo and ends at
Seven Hills .
maps of Yankee Ridge
Northwest Champaign to Mahomet, Rising Location
Urbana to Philo Location. Robert Nagel.
Southeast Philo, south Sidney, Seven Hills Location
Photograph of Project Location.
Point in Champaign County.
of Wind Turbines. General Electric (GE) Turbines
Air Force Base, Rantoul Wind Rose, Champaign, IL. Robert Nagel
Ridge Wind Turbine Configuration. Stefan Janusz.
Ridge Northwest of Champaign Photographic Survey. Paul Lenz.
Ridge Urbana to Philo Location Photographic Survey. Paul Lenz.
and Access Road Issues. David Lartonoix
Proposed Route for Transporting Turbines and Machinery Through Champaign
Permits for Transportation on Illinois State and Local Roads. David
Application for Oversized Load - Illinois Dept of Transportation
Application for Superload - Illinois Dept of Transportation
Application for Crane - Illinois Dept of Transportation
of Yankee Ridge Moraine. Source: Larry Kanfer Gallery. Ryan
Groves Wind Farm, a similar project Bob Steinmetz
Groves Wind Farm Power Point Presentation. Robert Nagel
Wind Speed Data at Willard Airport Champaign, IL. Greg Gugle
Production Potential. Ben Holtzman
Power Economics For Yankee Ridge Wind Park. Rachael Jabusch and Mark E.
Wind Power Economics -Word Document
Wind Power Economics - Excel Worksheet
Wind Power Economics - Powerpoint Presentation
Ownership for the Yankee Ridge Wind Park -Jason Draper and David
Layout of Yankee Ridge Wind Park - Joel Dixon
Turbine Design Layout in PDF
Wind Turbine Layout in North and South Locations in PDF
Full Auto-CAD Drawing of Project
(Requires Auto-CAD software)
Prices and Farmer Royalty Payment for Wind Park - Julio Mayen
- Testing web site access to project
members, March 12, 2007
- Adding names of project members to
Project Site, March 12, 2007
- Installing Front Page as a web editor on project
computer, April 2, 2007.
Project contributors (Spring 2007)
- March 12, 2007 - Initiation of
Project web site
- March 13, 2007 - Obtaining contour
map of location from University of Illinois Library
- March 14, 2007 - Obtaining
Platt Book from the University of Illinois Extension Service showing
land ownership in the Champaign-Urbana area.
- April 3, 2007 - Aerial
photograph obtained using Terraserver from the USA Geological Survey
of wind park location.
- April 3, 2007 -
Topographical map obtained using Terraserver from the USA Geological
Survey (USGS) of wind park location.
- Identifying existing
electrical power utilities and available power transmission lines
and their voltage levels.
- Obtaining data about wind
conditions in the area such as wind roses.
- Identifying airports,
landing approaches and radar sites and checking Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) about siting
- Deciding of power level
for first phase of project
- Deciding on number of
turbines and their rated power
- Choosing manufacturer of
- Using Google Earth to
choose site of the wind turbimes.
- Perform Environmental
Impact Analysis about chosen site.
- Perform Economical
analysis of project.
- May 2nd, 2007, End of
Feasibility Analysis Phase.
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