Montana State University

Wind Applications Center

Montana Wind for Schools Program

Montana Wind Map

Wind for Schools Locations

Click on a location above to learn more about the school in that town (will open in a new window)

In Fall 2008 five Skystream 3.7 Wind Turbines were installed through the Montana Wind for Schools program. One is located on MSU property near the Engineering complex, and four additional turbines were installed at K-12 school sites around Montana. A Live Turbine Monitoring page is on-line at MSU, and displays real-time turbine performance and links to archived data.

Six additional Skystream turbines were installed at K-12 schools during summer 2010.

Wind for Schools Websites:

2008 Installations

Livingston-> Current Weather(Provided by Park County High Weather Station)
Stanford-> Current Weather*
Cascade-> Current Weather*
Fairfield-> Current Weather*

2010 Installations

Townsend-> Current Weather*
Lewistown-> Current Weather*
Valier-> Current Weather*
Forsyth-> Current Weather*
Wolf Point-> Current Weather*
Glasgow-> Current Weather*

Student working on wind turbine at Montana State University Wind turbine at a school in Montana

*Weather Data provided from

The Skystream 3.7, developed by Southwest Windpower, was used for the WFS sites along with MSU. With an integrated power inverter and quiet operation, the Skystream 3.7 turbine is ideally suited for residential applications. It is designed to operate in Class 2 winds sites and is capable of generating 2.4 kW in a 29 mph wind. To learn more about this turbine check out the Skystream Spec Sheet. Currently the turbine is being setup to stream data to the web site, check out the latest data by visiting the MSU Turbine Data Page.

Click here for Skystream 3.7 Trouble Shooting information

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to setup your Skystream for web based publishing.