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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
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
8/14/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
DOE Issues Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems
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
2/4/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Congress Passes USDA Farm Bill, Including Renewable Energy Funding
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
2/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Policy
2014 Farm Bill Includes Important Energy Title
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
3/22/2007 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
2007 Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants and Guaranteed Loans

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.