Wind Project Performance 1994 Summary
California Wind Resources Areas
The wind resource map on this page includes the geographical location of, and quality associated with, major wind resource areas in California. During 1994, wind performance data was received from operators with projects located in the following five major resource areas:
- Altamont Pass
- Pacheco Pass
- San Gorgonio Pass
- Solano (Solano County)
- Tehachapi Pass
Areas designated "good" are roughly equivalent to an estimated mean annual power, at 10 meter height, of 200 to 300 Watts per square meter (W/m2), and "excellent" if more than 300 W/m2.
Source: A. Miller and R. Simon, "Wind Power Potential in California," San Jose State University, prepared for the California Energy Commission, May 1978.