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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
7/31/2007 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Brings Money to Rural Communities
1/31/2006 MO News
Agricultural
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Comes to Missouri
1/30/2015 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Beneficial to Rural Oklahoma Communities
1/25/2011 Agricultural
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Development Can Revitalize Rural America
11/14/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Forum Enhances Positives of Wind Production
11/2/2011 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Wind Energy Has A Lot Riding on Programs up for Debate in Congress
1/8/2014 News
Agricultural
Wind Energy Helps Preserve Water Resources
4/15/2009 KS Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Economic Development in Rural Communities
10/1/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Powering Homes, Rural Communities
9/14/2007 Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy Projects: A Winning Situation for Local Economies
1/25/2013 News
Agricultural
Policy
Wind Energy PTC Extension Essential, Beneficial for Rural America, Entire U.S.
4/26/2010 ND Agricultural
Policy
Wind Energy: Overcoming Challenges Well Worth the Outcome
Web Resource
Agricultural
Wind Farmers Network
4/9/2007 Agricultural
Wind Farms Are a Winner
2/28/2013 News
Agricultural
Wind for Schools Program Impacting Nation's Renewable Energy Future
12/6/2007 Agricultural
Wind for Schools: Source of Education, Electricity, Revenue
1/1/2005 MN Interview
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Advocate Interview: Lisa Daniels, Windustry
6/12/2013 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power Development's Economic Impact on Rural Communities
8/12/2011 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities
6/18/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
WindLease Helps Consumers Save Money
5/29/2014 Agricultural
Small Wind
Winds of Change from Winds of Destruction
5/1/2009 KS Agricultural
Schools
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Working to Overcome Barriers to Meeting 20% U.S. Wind Vision
11/19/2012 MA News
Agricultural
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

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.