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This report surveys the seven principal financing structures through which most new utility-scale wind projects in the United States have been financed from 1999 to the present, excluding projects owned by investor-owned and publicly-owned utilities where the project becomes part of the utilities’ internal generating portfolio and rate base. The…
Date: 2007

Wind Rights and Wrongs.pdf
This article reprint from Tierra Grande, April 2008, presents an overview of many issues regarding leasing your land to a wind developer. Topics covered include wind data, tax credits, royalties, severance clauses, surface rights and a host of other considerations.
Date: April 2008

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06f066aeced06fbacc5e37c492159916.pdf
This presentation covers the different options landowners have for participating in wind energy, with much of the presentation devoted to best practices and tips for leasing your land to a wind developer.
Date: October 11, 2007

Hull View of School and Turbine from across Water by Lisa Daniels.jpg
Date: 2007

USDA-REAP 02 05 15.pdf
Presentation accompanying MWEC webinar on February 12, 2015 about USDA REAP opportunities and how to apply for them.
Date: 2015

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USDA REAP Opportunities and How to Apply: Webinar February 12, 2015
Date: 2015-02-12

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lbnl-56703.pdf
For years, farmers in the United States have looked with envy on their European counterparts' ability to profitably farm the wind through ownership of distributed, utility-scale wind projects. Only within the past few years, however, has farmer- or community-owned wind power development become a reality in the United States. The primary hurdle to…
Date: November 2004

sw_zoning_tower_height.pdf
Presentation that accompanied a webinar: The American Solar Energy Society's (ASES) Small Wind Division will host the second in a series of Webinars on zoning for small wind. This Webinar will offer interested small wind installers, potential buyers, advocates, decision makers, and others the opportunity to learn about the importance of tower…
Date: 2008

Two veterans in the small wind industry, Mick Sagrillo & Ian Woofenden, review home-, farm-, business-, and school-scale wind turbines, with perspectives on the three most common mistakes to avoid and the three most important decisions you need to make for a wise buying decision. This article is a reprint from the June & July 2010 issue of Home…
Date: June-July 2010

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IowaTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in Iowa in 2013.
Date: 2013

IllinoisTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in Illinois in 2013.
Date: 2013

IndianaInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Montana by megawatts from 2007-2013.
Date: 2007-2013

IndianaTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in 2013.
Date: 2013

MichiganInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Michigan by megawatts from 1998-2013
Date: 1998-2013

MichiganTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in 2013.
Date: 2013

MissouriInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Missouri by megawatts from 1998-2013.
Date: 1998-2013

MissouriTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in Missouri in 2013.
Date: 2013

MNInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Minnesota by megawatts from 1998-2013.
Date: 1998-2013

MNTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in Minnesota in 2013.
Date: 2013

MontanaInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Montana by megawatts from 2002-2013.
Date: 2002-1998

MontanaTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in eastern Montana in 2013. Yellow shading is approximately the border of MISO.
Date: 2013

NDInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in North Dakota by megawatts from 2001-2013.
Date: 2001-2013

NDTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in North Dakota in 2013.
Date: 2013

OhioInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Ohio by megawatts from 2002-2013.
Date: 2002-2013

OhioTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in Ohio in 2013.
Date: 2013

SDInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in South Dakota by megawatts from 2000-2013.
Date: 2000-2013

SDTurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in South Dakota in 2013.
Date: 2013

WITurbines.jpg
General map of the locations of wind turbines in Wisconsin in 2013.
Date: 2013

WIInstalled.jpg
Chart showing the installed wind capacity in Wisconsin by megawatts from 1998-2013.
Date: 1998-2013

4MNmaps.pdf
Four maps showing wind speeds at 30 meters and 80 meters, wind project locations, and wind projects by county.
Date: 2014

MWEC-Farms_redux.jpg
Map showing the Midwest Wind Energy Center region, the locations of major wind projects, and the installed capacity by state in megawatts.
Date: 2014

MWECstates-links.gif
Color map of the states in the Midwest Wind Energy Center region.
Date: 2014

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Webinar from April 2015 about Wind Turbine Leases
Date: April 2015

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DispersedStrategy.ppt
This presentation covers the basics of transmission and distribution and how to use transmission maps and tables.
Date: October 2007

lraq-1sy15.pdf
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a statutory requirement (Minn. Stat. §115D.15 and
§116.925) to report to the Minnesota Legislature biennially on the status of toxic air contaminants and
the MPCA’s strategies to reduce the emissions of air pollutants. The MPCA uses this report as an
occasion to discuss the most pressing outdoor air…
Date: 2015

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Educators strive to bring experiencial learning for future life skills into the classroom. Less time sitting at a desk and more time with stimulating hands-on experimentation. New curricula and learning standards are incorporation new disciplines in math, physics, and social sciences of wind power.
Kid Wind, a St. Paul based education…
Date: 2011-10-28T22:46:54.000Z

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Eolos is the Ancient Greek god of wind and namesake for a new wind power research station at the University of Minnesota's UMore Park in Rosemount. Launched in 2010 with grants from the Recovery Act and the US Department of Energy, the station will let technicians, physicists and civil engineers research how to make wind power more efficient and…
Date: 2011-10-27T16:05:10.000Z

This interactive application identifies the wind speed for a specific Minnesota location at a 30 meter elevation above ground level, based on data used for the 2006 wind map. This data should be used as a general guideline for screening purposes only. Specific site conditions that affect wind speed should be evaluated by a trained wind site…
Date: 2006 Wind Map Data

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Public_Health_Impacts_of_Wind_Turbines.pdf
Public health study undertaken in response to contested cases against proposed wind farms in Minnesota.
Date: 2009

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avian-bat-protocols.pdf
Standardized pre- and post-construction survey methods that are intended to provide for consistent data collection, efficient agency coordination, and well informed project development and operation.
Date: 2014

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The adobeconnect link.
Date: October 15, 2015

eh57a_information_paper.pdf
Provides a summary of evidence from research on wind farms and human health, based on the findings of comprehensive independent reviews commissioned by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Date: 2015

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A 13-piece story on the American electric grid with interactive maps, photos, as well as the audio history and interviews that help listeners understand this critical, yet complicated, piece to a successful renewable energy industry.
Date: April-May 2009

28421.pdf
Offers a summary analysis of distributed wind generation in Europe and what lessons the European system offers for distributed generation in the U.S. The paper discusses many of the issues and benefits related to distributed wind generation.
Date: 2000

lbnl-4820e.pdf
A comprehensive overview of trends in the U.S. wind power market.
Date: 2011

62580.pdf
Illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy…
Date: 2013