US wind energy company EcoEnergy has won a contract to complete a wind turbine feasibility study of selected Air and Army National Guard installations to install wind turbines at selected sites.

The US Department of Defense has issued the contract through the US Property and Fiscal Office.

The work is part of plans by the National Guard to comply with orders that require at least half of the renewable energy consumed by an agency in a fiscal year should come from new renewable energy.

The feasibility studies will consist of geographic information analysis including military, utility and communications.

The study will also analyse local wind speeds, topography and vegetation that will be utilised to produce preliminary wind models.