West Salem High School - Wind

Salem, OR
  • As of 9:32am PDT
  • Power
    Output
    8.0 W
  • Irradiance
    0.0 W/m2
  • Temperature
    Cell
    2,498.0°F
    Ambient
    60.3°F
  • Wind

    Local Direction
    Local Speed
    3.0mph
  • Lifetime
  • 4,973.2 kWh
    6,962.5 lbs of CO2 Avoided

Weather

Mostly Cloudy at 8:56am
64 °F/18 °C
Mostly Cloudy at 8:56am
Wind direction: NE
Wind speed: 7 mph

System Specs

3/30/2008
2.0 kW

System Installer

  • Cherry City Electric
This week, West Salem High School - Wind generated Kilowatt-hours of electricity.From fossil-fueled sources, this amount of electricity would have emitted lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere.

This could power:

  • An electric toothbrush for
  • A 42" plasma-screen television for
  • A typical video game system for

West Salem High School was just the second school to join the Solar 4R Schools program, installing a 2.8kW solar array in 2002.
In April 2008, West Salem continued its renewable-energy trailblazing with the help of generous funding from Salem Electric, built a wind turbine on its campus rated at 1.8kW with a peak output of 2.4kW. To augment the benefit of West Salem's wind project, BEF has donated data monitoring hardware and provided teachers with additional learning tools that illustrate the benefits of wind energy.