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WIND CERTAINTY MAP
OF THE CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES
If you're contemplating using a wind power system to create electricity for your home or business, then the amount of wind your area receives becomes a critical element of the equation. The map below shows the certainty of wind throughout the contiguous United States. Zone 1 has the lowest winds throughout the year, while Zone 4 has the highest. A wind power electric system would be less than advisable in Zone 1 areas – perhaps a solar system would be a better investment. If the place where you are contemplating installing a wind power system is in Zone 3 or Zone 4, then you should have no problems keeping your system fully charged with an appropriately sized wind turbine (windmill).
It should also be noted that wind speeds increase with altitude. You'll get more wind action at an altitude of 100' than at 10' – and that wind will tend to be less turbulent.