Wind Power

Following please find an array of links to help learn about wind power.

The Environmental Law and Policy Center

Our Community Wind Financing Handbook (.pdf file) explains the options for structuring and financing community-based wind power projects.

American Wind Energy Association

The American Wind Energy Association’s site contains a wide breadth of factsheets on all aspects of wind power.

The Minnesota Project

Minnesota Project has a large compendium of wind project case studies.


Windustry provides an introduction to wind energy, wind business considerations (including regulations), several links to community wind resources and an opportunity to connect to the “WindFarmer’s Network”. See also Windustry’s Wind Basics

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Small Wind Electric Systems” (PDF format) covers many topics including maintenance, costs, turbine size, and batteries.

The Solar Guide’s Wind Section

Advice and tips for consumers who want to set up a wind turbine system.

DOE’s State Wind Speed Maps

This site provides wind speed maps for each state to check local wind patterns.

Iowa Energy Center’s Wind Calculator

Iowa created this site to help Iowa residents calculate the potential amount of energy that could be created by wind.   Iowans identify where they live and the type of wind turbine and the tool calculates the potential wind energy.

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center

AgMRC  provides numerous links about wind energy.