Oklahoma boasts the 8th best wind resource in the nation. Home to over 2000 MW of commercial wind generation capacity, and growing every day with the installation of small wind turbines, our state is certainly harnessing the wind that comes sweeping down the plain!
Solar energy is one of the most abundant renewable energy sources available. It can be harnessed through photovoltaics, solar thermal for heating and cooling, provide utility power via concentrating solar power, simple solar lighting. For more information on Solar power and the opportunities it provides, please visit the links below.
U.S. Department of Energy: http://www.eere.energy.gov/topics/solar.html
American Solar Energy Society: www.ases.org
Solar Energy Industries Association: www.seia.org
Ground source heat pumps are a very efficient method to heat and cool your building in Oklahoma. The heat pump utilizes the relatively constant temperature of the Earth throughout the year to cool your building or home in the summer and heat your building or home in the winter. For more information on this technology and its applications, please see the links below:
U.S. Department of Energy: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/heatpumps.html
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (located in Stillwater!): http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/index.htm