The State Anemometer Loan Program loans wind measuring devices to property owners, which allows them to quantify and characterize the wind resources available at their property. The program is designed to empower property owners by supporting their interest in wind energy through the loan of anemometers and wind vanes, and provides education about wind energy development.
The program has six anemometers. Four will be mounted atop 30 meter towers, and two will be mounted atop 50 meter towers that are supported by four sets of guy wires.
The Maryland Environmental Service
administers the program in partnership with MEA. For information about the program, please contact MEA at 410-260-7655.
In order to ensure the most efficient use of program funding, applicants to the Anemometer Loan Program who need resource assessment to plan for community-scale or large agricultural applications will receive dispatch priority. The program is generally not available to property owners who wish to install small residential turbines. Applications indicating intent to ultimately install a wind project with a nameplate capacity less than 5 kilowatts will not typically be considered for anemometer loans.
All Maryland residents and businesses are eligible to apply. All applicants will go on the MEA waitlist once they have submitted all of the following:
Note: Preference will be given to sites where little or no data has been collected, but these sites should also be places where other factors indicate that wind resources would be promising.
For more information on this program or wind energy, please contact MEA at 410-260-7655.
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755, Baltimore, MD 21230