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If the surrounding area is composed of
a large flat surface with low grass
surrounded by high woods,
the best place for the Wind Energy Conversion System (windmill)
is on the grassland. The rotor / hub height must clear the trees
by at least one-third the hub height.

For a flat terrain with a lake or pond
with a ring composed of
trees of differing heights,
the best place for the Wind Energy Conversion System
is above and slightly downstream of the ring,
preferrably so that the water is in the upstream direction with respect to the main wind direction
 

For an inland lake known to experience large waves,
the best place for the Wind Energy Conversion System
is close to the shore, if the prevailing wind direction is from the water to the land.