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Jarolimek Farms Site #206
Latitude: N. 42 deg. 31' (approx.)
Longitude: W. 113 deg. 53'(approx.)
Elevation: 4500' (approx.)
Anemometer Height: 20 Meters
Placed in service: October 8, 2002
Removed from service: December 3, 2007
     
Jarolimek Farms Site #502
Latitude: N. ??
Longitude: W. ??
Elevation: 4500' (approx.)
Anemometer Height: 20 Meters
Placed in service: January 14, 2004
Removed from service: November 26, 2007
     
Jarolimek Farms Site #503
Latitude: N. ??
Longitude: W. ??
Elevation: 4500' (approx.)
Anemometer Height: 20 Meters
Placed in service: November 30, 2003
Removed from service: December 3, 2007
     
Jarolimek Farms Site #510
Latitude: N. ??
Longitude: W. ??
Elevation: 4500' (approx.)
Anemometer Height: 30 Meters
Placed in service: May 23, 2004
Removed from service: November 26, 2007
     
Jarolimek Farms Site #1111
Latitude: N. ??
Longitude: W. ??
Elevation: 4500' (approx.)
Anemometer Height: 50 Meters
Placed in service: January 2, 2004
Data Last Collected: February 22, 2009

Summary Data

These PDF files show a wind data analysis summary based on all of the data collected over the period the anemometer has been in operation.

Overall Data Analysis (All Data Collected):    
October 8, 2002 - December 3, 2007

Year One Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2002 - November 30, 2003

Year Two Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2003 - November 30, 2004

Year Three Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2004 - November 30, 2005

Year Four Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2005 - November 30, 2006

Year Five Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2006 - November 30, 2007

Overall Wind Data Summary #206

Year One Wind Data Summary #206

Year Two Wind Data Summary #206

Year Three Wind Data Summary #206

Year Four Wind Data Summary #206

Year Five Wind Data Summary #206

Overall Wind Rose Summary #206

Year One Wind Rose Summary #206

Year Two Wind Rose Summary #206

Year Three Wind Rose Summary #206

Year Four Wind Rose Summary #206

Year Five Wind Rose Summary #206


Overall Data Analysis (All Data Collected):    
January 14, 2004 - November 26, 2007

Year One Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2004 - January 14, 2005

Year Two Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2005 - January 14, 2006

Year Three Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2006 - January 14, 2007

Overall Wind Data Summary #502

Year One Wind Data Summary #502

Year Two Wind Data Summary #502

Year Three Wind Data Summary #502

Overall Wind Rose Summary #502

Year One Wind Rose Summary #502

Year Two Wind Rose Summary #502

Year Three Wind Rose Summary #502


Overall Data Analysis (All Data Collected):    
November 30, 2003 - December 3, 2007

Year One Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2003 - November 30, 2004

Year Two Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2004 - November 30, 2005

Year Three Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2005 - November 30, 2006

Year Four Data Analysis: 
December 1, 2006 - November 30, 2007

Overall Wind Data Summary #503

Year One Wind Data Summary #503

Year Two Wind Data Summary #503

Year Three Wind Data Summary #503

Year Four Wind Data Summary #503

Overall Wind Rose Summary #503

Year One Wind Rose Summary #503

Year Two Wind Rose Summary #503

Year Three Wind Rose Summary #503

Year Four Wind Rose Summary #503


Overall Data Analysis (All Data Collected):    
May 23, 2004 - November 26, 2007

Year One Data Analysis: 
May 30, 2004 - May 29, 2005

Year Two Data Analysis: 
May 30, 2005 - May 29, 2006

Year Three Data Analysis: 
May 30, 2006 - May 29, 2007

Overall Wind Data Summary #510

Year One Wind Data Summary #510

Year Two Wind Data Summary #510

Year Three Wind Data Summary #510

Overall Wind Rose Summary #510

Year One Wind Rose Summary #510

Year Two Wind Rose Summary #510

Year Three Wind Rose Summary #510


Overall Data Analysis (All Data Collected):    
January 2, 2004 - February 22, 2009

Year One Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2004 - January 14, 2005

Year Two Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2005 - January 14, 2006

Year Three Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2006 - January 14, 2007

Year Four Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2007 - January 14, 2008

Year Five Data Analysis: 
January 15, 2008 - January 14, 2009

Overall Wind Data Summary #1111

Year One Wind Data Summary #1111

Year Two Wind Data Summary #1111

Year Three Wind Data Summary #1111

Year Four Wind Data Summary #1111

Year Five Wind Data Summary #1111

Overall Wind Rose Summary #1111

Year One Wind Rose Summary #1111

Year Two Wind Rose Summary #1111

Year Three Wind Rose Summary #1111

Year Four Wind Rose Summary #1111

Year Five Wind Rose Summary #1111

In general, adjustments for site air density, power curves,  hub height projections, and estimated energy production must be performed by using the raw data provided.

Raw Data

The data are provided in two different file formats. The binary files contain the data as recorded from the instruments. The comma delimited files are suitable for importing into a spreadsheet such as Excel.

These files contain the data points that comprise the input to the summary data file(s) above. It is important to note that some of these data points may have been omitted from the summary data because they were determined to be in error. (A typical error occurs when an anemometer ices up.)

File Naming Convention

The data files are named using a convention to identify the site, the recording period start date, and the format of the data.

In general, the data files have names in the following format:

siteID/mm/dd/./dataformat/yy
(/'s are separators added for clarification)

siteID is a name or serveral numbers that identify the site where the data was recorded

mm is a two-digit number indicating the month the recording period started

dd is a two-digit number indicating the day the recording period started

dataformat is a single character that will identify the data format (since the two different file types are now in separate directories, this field still exists but can be ignored)

yy is a two-digit number indicating the year the recording period started

For example, the file with the name "00001128.n01" contains data for site 0000 that was recorded beginning on November 28, 2001.

Disclaimer

This wind data is being shared by the  INL  as public information collected through the Department of Energy's Wind Powering America program. No claims are made as to the complete accuracy of this information, and any misuse of this information is not the responsibility of the  INL  or  DOE . Some of the summary reports shown on this website utilize patched or marked data (marked data is not used in calculations). The raw data files are not patched. Please contact  INL  (see contact information below) for more information about the anemometer sites, data, how these reports were generated or how/what/when data was patched or marked.

The wind turbine models used in the summary reports shown on this web site are only examples. Analysis can be performed using many other turbine models and sizes. There are no claims or recommendations made or inferred in these sample evaluations.

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