Use of Wind Turbines to Generate Electricity for Highway Buildings

Report No: 83-R37

Published in 1983

About the report:

To determine the feasibility of using wind turbines to generate electrical power, measurements of wind speeds were made for a period of one year at three installations of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation. Unfortunately, the wind speeds were not sufficiently high to allow the economical use of a wind turbine at any location, and no further work is recommended.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Robert E. Akins, Wallace T. McKeel, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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