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dc.contributor.advisorBello, Richarden_US
dc.creatorAshtine, Masao I.
dc.description.abstractWind energy production is constrained by certain environmental factors such as local wind regimes, and by socio-economic variables. Much of the wind energy produced in Ontario comes from utility-scale turbines and micro-scale turbines contribute less than 8 GWh/annum in Ontario with fewer than 3000 units existing across Canada. With plans to increase the small wind turbine industry in Canada, it is important to assess the viability of this technology both spatially and temporally. Using field data collected from two small wind turbines (<30 m) at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, and the integration of turbine data with the North American Regional Reanalysis dataset, an assessment of wind regimes and turbine output was conducted in this study for Ontario. Results indicate that small turbines will be most feasible at the 30 m hub height in regions with proximity to the Great Lakes and northern regions near James Bay.en_US
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dc.titleFeasibility of micro-scale wind turbines in ontarioen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US - Master of Scienceen_US'sen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWind energyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGreat Lakesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWind poweren_US

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