Community Wind Energy – Examples to Learn From

Date: 12 Apr 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Community wind energy projects are expanding across the Midwest. These locally owned commercial-scale wind projects maximize local economic benefits. Take a look at how farmers and entrepreneurs are harvesting a new crop.

Below find some nice online resources describing successful community wind energy projects.


  • Community Wind Energy Fact Sheet – Windustry, April 2005
    Highlighting six community wind projects in Minnesota and describing the benefits and ownership structures.

  • Community Wind Information Clearinghouse
    Information and descriptions of community wind projects across the country and plenty of links to other resources, reports and presentations.

  • Our Wind Co-op
    Our Wind is a cooperative investing in small-scale wind turbines for farms, ranches and public and private facilities across the Northwest United States. Through this collaborative effort, 10-kW turbines are being installed at numerous rural sites serviced by publicly owned utilities.

  • Small Wind e-Newsletter
    News and information on small wind energy and related developments around the United States, published by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power.