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.
Type of Information
Small Wind Want to Incorporate Renewables on the Farm? Consider the Energy Pyramid
Econ. Dev. Water Conservation Just One of Many Reasons to Support Wind Energy
Small Wind Econ. Dev. Policy Web-Based Tool Updated to Aid in Evaluating Best Use of Incentive Dollars
7/7/2011 MT News
Small Wind What to Know About Installing a Wind Energy System on Your Farm
Policy When Wind Development Doesn't Match Up With Potential, Look at Policy
Small Wind Where Does Small Scale Wind Development Fit in the Bigger Wind Energy Picture?
Econ. Dev. Why Does Ag Equipment Company Get Involved in Wind Industry? Benefits
Schools Wind Applications Center Valuable Resource for Wind for Schools Partners
Public Power Econ. Dev. Policy Wind Brings Great Deal of Economic Development Potential to the Table
Econ. Dev. Wind Capacity Growing as Americans Embrace All the Energy Source Has to Offer
Econ. Dev. Wind Energy an Opportunity for Rural Income, Jobs, and Economic Development
Public Power Wind Energy Applications for Municipal Water Services: Opportunities, Situation Analyses, and Case Studies
Wind Energy Benefits Rural Economies
Small Wind Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Brings Jobs to Rural America
Schools Econ. Dev. Policy Wind Energy Brings Money to Rural Communities
1/31/2006 MO News
Public Power Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Development Beneficial to Rural Oklahoma Communities
Schools Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Development Can Revitalize Rural America
Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Forum Enhances Positives of Wind Production
Small Wind Econ. Dev. Policy Wind Energy Has A Lot Riding on Programs up for Debate in Congress
Wind Energy Helps Preserve Water Resources
Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Powering Economic Development in Rural Communities
Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Powering Homes, Rural Communities
Econ. Dev. Wind Energy Projects: A Winning Situation for Local Economies
Policy Wind Energy PTC Extension Essential, Beneficial for Rural America, Entire U.S.
Policy Wind Energy: Overcoming Challenges Well Worth the Outcome
Wind Farmers Network
Wind Farms Are a Winner
Wind for Schools Program Impacting Nation's Renewable Energy Future
Wind for Schools: Source of Education, Electricity, Revenue
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Econ. Dev. Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
Econ. Dev. Wind Power Development's Economic Impact on Rural Communities
Econ. Dev. Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities
Small Wind WindLease Helps Consumers Save Money
Small Wind Winds of Change from Winds of Destruction
Schools Small Wind Econ. Dev. Policy Working to Overcome Barriers to Meeting 20% U.S. Wind Vision
11/19/2012 MA News
Public Lands Public Power Small Wind Econ. Dev. Policy Siting Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story Software
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.
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.