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.