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Eastern Iowa REC has supported the development of reliable and cost-effective renewable energy alternatives.

The Cooperative sees renewable energy as one piece in the total energy puzzle.  To further develop the Cooperative’s interest in renewable energy, the organization has installed a wind turbine and an 18-panel solar array at the DeWitt service center.  

The turbine sits atop a 50-foot steel tower and has a rated peak capacity of 2.4 kW. The blades are approximately six feet long and are made of a reinforced fiberglass composite material. The solar array has a rated peak capacity of 3.1 kW with six solar panels attached to each post located next to the wind turbine.

Each month the output from the wind turbine and solar array will be reported in the Eastern Iowa REC member newsletter, Current Newsand posted here, along with the weather statistics for the area. The weather figures are gathered from the Iowa Department of Transportation Roadway Weather Information system found online at www.weatherview.dot.state.ia.us/.  Three readings are taken each day to come up with the monthly average.

Eastern Iowa REC Wind Turbine/Solar Array Data
Date Avg. Temp. Avg. Wind Speed Wind Turbine Solar Array
January 2016 22.7F 8.05 mph 160 kWh 219 kWh
Febuary 2016 30.1F 8.80 mph 209 kWh 261 kWh
March 2016 44.2F 8.55 mph 181 kWh 321 kWh
April 2016 50.9F 9.10 mph 236 kWh 393 kWh
May 2016 62.5F 6.75 mph 105 kWh 228 kWh
June 2016 74.5F 6.66 mph 75 kWh 585 kWh
July 2016 74.5F 5.16 mph 44 kWh 475 kWh
August 2016 75.0F 4.58 mph 29 kWh 417 kWh
September 2016 69.3F 5.99 mph 80 kWh 168 kWh
October 2016 57.5F 5.91 mph 78 kWh 283 kWh
November 2016 46.0F 7.36 mph 139 kWh 112 kWh
December 2016 24.0F 8.42 mph 210 kWh ***
January 2017 26.6F 8.05 mph 186 kWh ***
February 2017 37.2F 7.86 mph 153 kWh 380 kWh
March 2017 38.8F 9.48 mph 266 kWh 378 kWh
April 2017 53.6F 8.31 mph 200 kWh 250 kWh
May 2017 60.5F 8.03 mph 174 kWh ***
June, 2017 73.9F 6.83 mph 112 kWh 238 kWh
July, 2017 75.5F 5.39 mph 34 kWh 465 kWh
August. 2017 69.0F 4.73 mph 38 kWh 452 kWh
September, 2017 67.8F 5.32 mph 39 kWh 446 kWh
October, 2017 54.8F 8.13 mph 173 kWh 249 kWh
November, 2017 38.3F 7.09 mph 140 kWh 208 kWh

* Solar array off-line in December 2016, January 2017 and May 2017 due to equipment malfunction.

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