It's near impossible to get electricity production data from commercial wind complexes. So it is refreshing that UMPI has pledged to the people of Maine to share the data on electricity production from its $2 million wind turbine.
For those of you who thus follow the UMPI wind turbine progress with the same fervor as your favorite sports team, the attached simple Excel file (UMPI Turbine Analysis) can be downloaded and will let you keep score.
Just go to their website and off to the right, click on "Live Turbine Data".
Then in cells H4 and H5 of the Excel file (yellow colored on the attached), simply enter the current date and the KWH to date posted on their site respectively. The sheet will then recalculate.
We are less than a month to the anniversary of its commissioning on 5/15/09, so very soon we should have a year of actual data.UMPI Turbine Analysis.xls