Use the links below to view Excel worksheets for solar and wind. Opening the links will allow you to download the files for offline use.

UP Industrial Parks Solar Calculator

U.P Industrial Parks Wind Resource Calculator

Download the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)’s  Wind Payback Period Calculator (v1.01) from the link above (last updated March, 2016). Check NREL website for subsequent updates.

Under the “Site” tab, click on “User Defined” and use the following values based on your industrial park location –

Houghton Delta Ironwood Norway Luce Menominee Sault St. Marie
Average Wind Speed 5.0 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.5 5.0 5.0
Anemometer Height   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0
Wind Shear Exponent   0.143   0.143   0.143   0.143   0.143   0.143   0.143
Weibul k  2.2 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.2
Site Elevation  50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Average Cost of Electricity  0.19 0.09  0.09 0.15 0.14 0.1 0.1
Nominal Escalation Rate  2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%