We have recently created a test site for small to medium wind turbines in an area of great wind, and open spaces.
Situated upon the Edwards plateau in the geographic center of the state of Texas. We are 35 miles east of San Angelo, and 40 miles West of Brady. Easily accessible by road or air (commercial air service into San Angelo). We are in the process of completing installation of the infrastructure to support the test facility with plans to be open for testing in early spring of 2014. This is a link to some photos from work done during 2013 to support the site. Infrastructure
Since April of 2012 we have been collecting meteorological data from the site from our 34 meter met tower. We have wind speeds recorded at 34 and 21 meters along with wind direction. Data is being averaged at both 1 min and 10 min intervals, along with temperature and barometric pressure.
The facility has internet service, which will soon be accessible site wide through a secure site wifi connection. We also have an on site restroom, and will eventually have accommodations for a small number of overnight guests. Future plans for the facility include a runway suitable for private aircraft requiring 2600' or less to operate.
We are in the process of installing a Ventera VT10 wind turbine for onsite electricty offset, and for test process development and verification. The Ventera wind turbine is also for demonstration purposes, as we are also a Ventera Energy master distibutor in Texas.