1551:3-1-05 Wind energy systems.

A "wind energy system" is any non-mobile system which extracts energy from the movement of air caused by the uneven heating of the earth from the sun. The components of a wind energy system include:

(A) Any device which collects the energy from the wind such as blades, rotors, hubs, bearings, or axles;

(B) The mechanism which transmits the collected energy to the location of use or storage such as a gearbox, shaft, or bearings;

(C) The mechanism which transforms the energy to electrical or thermal energy such as a generator or pony brake;

(D) Any device used to store the energy if the storage is needed to delay the use of the energy to a later time;

(E) The tower or other supporting structure, if the purpose of the structure is solely to support and house the equipment listed in paragraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D) of this rule. (If an existing structure is used to mount the wind machine, then only the modifications, materials, and labor necessary for the installation of the wind machine apply.)

Eff 4-10-80; 4-10-80
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule amplifies: RC 1551.20