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Agricultural and Rural Resources and Tools

This page lists resources of interest to rural communities and agricultural stakeholders and features online tools to support wind system siting, economic analysis, and market analysis.

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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
9/25/2014 News
Agricultural
Report Indicates Growth in Wind Energy
2/13/2012 News
Agricultural
Schools
Renewable Energy for America Program Important, Beneficial Aspect of Farm Bill for Nation
9/1/2004 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Rediscovering The Wind
4/3/2012 NY News
Agricultural
Small Wind
REAP Success Provides Many Benefits for America
3/30/2015 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
REAP Funding: When, Where, and How to Apply
8/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
REAP Funding Update, Part II
7/31/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
REAP Funding Update, Part I
11/28/2014 News
Agricultural
Policy
REAP Funding Helping Rural Farms and Communities
12/15/2009 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Policies the Key to Experiencing Full Benefits of Wind Development in Rural America
8/1/2016 NC Publication
Agricultural
Perfect Partnership: Wind Farms and Agriculture
3/11/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Overcoming Challenges to Community Wind Will Result in Big Benefits
12/10/2008 IN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
One County, 646 Wind Turbines: Electricity an Exported Commodity
10/1/2009 ND Agricultural
Public Power
Policy
Once Communities Embrace Wind, It's Time to Focus on Overcoming Barriers
7/25/2016 OK News
Agricultural
Oklahoma Ranchers May Push Lawmakers to Give Wind and Solar Same Property Rights as Oil and Gas
7/11/2016 NY News
Agricultural
Small Wind
NYSERDA Announces $6 Million in Incentives for Wind Projects
5/13/2016 CO News
Agricultural
Small Wind
NREL Distributes Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Round Four Funding
10/18/2005 NE News
Agricultural
Public Power
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) to Dedicate State's Largest Wind Farm
3/22/2006 MT News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
National Association of Counties (NACo) honors Cascade County as a national leader in creating sustainable communities
8/26/2008 TX Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
More and More Communities Want in on Wind
3/3/2009 MN Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Minwind a Farmer-Owned Concept Others Can Put to Work
4/6/2007 UT News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Milford High School Turns Windy into Windustry
10/22/2008 NE Agricultural
Legislation Helps State Address Unique Barrier to Wind Development
3/29/2011 Agricultural
Small Wind
Policy
Learning the Basics of Distributed Wind
1/3/2012 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Siting
Keys to Local Wind Energy Development Success
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
John Deere Wind Energy
8/24/2015 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Investing in Small Wind Can Provide Big Success
4/26/2011 Agricultural
Small Wind
How to Bring Distributed Wind to the Home, Farm, or Business
12/19/2013 News
Agricultural
How Does Wind Energy's Water Consumption Compare to Other Energy Technologies?
ID Web Resource
Agricultural
Harvesting Clean Energy
12/1/2005 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Handbook on Renewable Energy Financing for Rural Colorado
1/19/2009 IN Agricultural
Schools
Growing Wind Industry Great, But Have to Grow a Workforce
10/8/2012 MI News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
9/1/2014 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
Global Distributed Generation Deployment Forecast
8/10/2009 SD Agricultural
Public Power
Policy
For States to Reach Full Wind Potential, National Effort Needed
11/21/2011 AK News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story
10/12/2011 NY News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Farmers and Ranchers Can Learn How to Put Wind to Work for Them
4/30/2014 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
Fact Sheet: 2013 Distributed Wind Market Report
9/28/2010 IL Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Explosion in Installed Wind Capacity Brings Big Benefits
1/14/2010 Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Existing Government Policies Spur Wind Power Development
9/2/2015 Publication
Agricultural
Establishing a Community Tax Equity Investment Company to Invest in Renewable Energy Projects
OR Web Resource
Agricultural
Small Wind
Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.
10/12/2010 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Education A Key Part of Unlocking Wind Energy Future
11/9/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Economic Benefits of Wind Energy Development Woo Local Communities
5/1/2012 News
Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Do Your Part in Securing a Sustainable Renewable Energy Future for America
3/1/2015 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
Distributed Wind Vision
1/16/2012 News
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
9/30/2011 News
Publication
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook
4/24/2012 NY News
Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
Distributed Wind Case Study: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, New York
12/1/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Despite Challenges, Wind Energy Development Worth the Effort
12/19/2011 NY News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Cross Island Farms Enjoys a Renewable Energy Harvest: A Wind Powering America Success Story
11/1/2007 Agricultural
Corn Growers Excited by Wind Energy's Water and Natural Gas Savings
12/18/2015 News
Agricultural
Policy
Congress Passes Extension of Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
3/24/2010 Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Community Wind Has Big Role in Nation's 20% Wind Vision
11/27/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Public Power
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind Benefits Fact Sheet
2/26/2008 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Community Wind a Big Opportunity for Rural America
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
4/1/2009 KS Agricultural
Changes, Better Understanding Bring Utilities on Board with Wind Energy
3/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Certification Helps Consumers Choose Satisfactory Small Wind Turbines
7/28/2009 MT Publication
Web Resource
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Cascade County: Wind Power: Put Wind to Work for You
1/17/2008 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
As Nation Embraces 25x'25 Vision, Wind Has Role To Play
2/22/2006 CO Publication
Agricultural
Public Power
Small Wind
Applying Interconnection and Net Metering to Small Wind
7/22/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Analyzing Economic Development Through Wind Power
Web Resource
Agricultural
American Corn Growers Foundation
8/29/2011 News
Agricultural
Public Power
Agriculture Secretary Announces Smart Grid, Transmission System Improvements
12/13/2007 Webinar
Agricultural
Agricultural Outreach Webcast
4/15/2010 ND Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
A Lot has Changed in the Last Decade, Making Wind Energy Development More Viable
8/18/2014 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
2013 Distributed Wind Market Report
8/12/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications
6/28/2012 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
2011 U.S. Small Wind Turbine Market Report
10/13/2011 Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
2010 U.S. Small Wind Turbine Market Report

Software

Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.

Wind Energy Finance: An Online Calculator for Economic Analysis of Wind Projects

The Wind Energy Finance (WEF) calculator provides quick, detailed economic evaluation of potential utility-scale wind energy projects. The tool is designed for those who have general experience with project financial analysis but little knowledge of wind projects. Potential users include: state and local economic development officials, rural landowners interested in owning or benefitting from wind energy projects, applicants pursuing 2002 Farm Bill funding for renewable energy projects under Section 9006 and the Value-Added Producer Grant Program, and rural co-op and municipal utility officials. Wind Energy Finance Brochure.