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Illinois Wind Activities

A photo of a GE 1.5 MW wind turbine at the Grand Ridge Wind Energy Center in Lasalle County, Illinois. PIX16041

GE 1.5 MW wind turbines at the Grand Ridge Wind Energy Center in Lasalle County, Illinois. Search for more wind-related photos in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Image Gallery.

Illinois wind resource map.

This Illinois wind map shows the wind resource at an 80-m height.

This page summarizes wind activities in Illinois.

Wind Working Group

State Wind Working Groups form strategic alliances to communicate wind's benefits and challenges to state stakeholders.

Anemometer Loan Program

Anemometer data can help businesses, farmers, homeowners, and municipalities determine whether there is enough wind energy at a site to make a wind turbine investment economically feasible. Such data can also aid windfarm developers in determining whether an area is suitable for developing a large, utility-scale wind plant.

80-Meter Wind Map

The wind map can be used as a guide to identify regions for commercial wind development.

90-Meter Offshore Wind Map

The wind map can be used as a guide to identify regions for commercial wind development.

Small Wind Consumer's Guide

This guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home or business based on their wind resource, energy needs, and economics.

More Wind Activities in Illinois

Resources

Links to websites such as state programs.

Past Events

List of WINDExchange initiative-related past events.

School Wind Projects

Illinois has some schools with wind projects.

Educational Programs

Illinois has some schools with educational programs or trainings.

News and Publications

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6/30/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Economic Impact: Wind Energy Development in Illinois [..More]
9/28/2010 IL Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Explosion in Installed Wind Capacity Brings Big Benefits [..More]
1/1/2004 IL Publication
Harvest the Wind: A Wind Energy Handbook for Illinois [..More]
2/17/2006 IL News
Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative Wins DOE Wind Cooperative of the Year Award [..More]
5/31/2012 IL Publication
Econ. Dev.
Illinois Wind Farms and Growth [..More]