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Resources for Siting Wind Turbines

This page lists information resources such as publications, websites, and news for siting wind turbines.

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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
Web Resource
Siting
American Wind Wildlife Institute
6/30/2011 Publication
Siting
Comprehensive Guide to Studying Wind Energy/Wildlife Interactions
9/13/2011 Publication
Siting
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
11/22/2011 News
Tool
Siting
New Database Assists with Wind Project Siting
12/6/2011 Publication
Siting
Wind Energy Facilities and Residential Properties: The Effect of Proximity and View on Sales Prices
1/3/2012 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Siting
Keys to Local Wind Energy Development Success
1/16/2012 News
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
1/31/2012 News
Publication
Siting
Independent Expert Science Panel Releases Report on Potential Health Effects of Wind Turbines
5/21/2012 News
Tool
Siting
U.S. EPA Launches Innovative New Tools to Determine Solar and Wind Energy Potential on Contaminated Lands
6/20/2011 News
Publication
Public Lands
Policy
Siting
Environmental Law Institute Publishes Two Wind Siting Studies
7/31/2012 Publication
Siting
U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis
8/28/2012 News
Siting
Mapping Tool Helps Wind Energy Companies Screen Early for Critical Habitat, Potential Wildlife Impacts
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
3/11/2013 Publication
Siting
Siting Wind Energy Facilities: What do Local Elected Officials Need to Know?
6/17/2013 News
Small Wind
Siting
Small Wind Site Assessment: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
12/16/2013 News
Tool
Policy
Siting
Western Governors' Association Launches Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool
11/17/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Siting
Technical Assistance Available for Community Wind Projects in the Pacific Northwest
10/30/2014 Publication
Siting
Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study
3/12/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly Anticipated Wind Vision Report
4/15/2015 Publication
Siting
Wind Resource Maps Postcard
1/1/2015 Publication
Siting
The Islands Playbook
5/1/2015 Publication
Siting
Nearshore Wind in the U.S. Southeast: A Technically and Economically Viable Solution for Complying with the EPA's Clean Power Plan
10/22/2015 Publication
Siting
Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project Environmental Impact Statement
8/5/2015 Publication
Siting
Wildlife and Environmental Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
8/5/2015 Publication
Siting
Health Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
8/5/2015 Publication
Siting
Grid and Military Impacts of Wind Projects: Myths and Facts
7/19/2016 News
Siting
Global Partners Launch Joint Industry Project to Develop Offshore Wind Turbine Recommended Practice
5/5/2014 Publication
Siting
Wind Energy Deployment in Isolated Islanded Power Systems: Challenges and Realities
7/29/2014 Tool
Siting
Wind Power Prospector
4/28/2010 AR News
Schools
Small Wind
Siting
Arkansas Wind Working Group Launches Anemometer Loan Program, Trains University Students for Renewable Energy Workforce: A Wind Powering America Success Story
7/7/2010 ID News
Video
Schools
Small Wind
Policy
Siting
Wind for Schools Turbine Prompts Updated Wind Ordinance for City of Pocatello: A Wind Powering America Success Story
4/30/2009 MA Publication
Siting
Renewable Energy Siting Study
6/3/2011 MA News
Interview
Siting
New England Interview: A Panel of Seven Offer Insight into the Evolving Drivers and Challenges Facing Wind Development in New England
6/3/2011 MA News
Siting
Wind Siting in New England: Bridging State Goals and Local Concerns
1/9/2014 MA Publication
Siting
New Report Examines Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts
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
6/30/2011 MA Publication
Policy
Siting
Land-based Wind Energy: A Guide to Understanding the Issues and Making Informed Decisions
12/13/2009 ME News
Interview
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
New England Interview: Angus King, Former Governor of Maine and Co-Founder of Independence Wind
5/24/2011 MI News
Publication
Policy
Siting
Grand Valley State University Publishes Offshore Wind Social Issues Brief
6/30/2009 NC Publication
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Coastal Wind Energy for North Carolina's Future: A Study of the Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters Off the North Carolina Coast
11/18/2016 NY News
Siting
NYSERDA Issues Draft Plan to Measure Wind Resource off Long Island Coast
8/3/2010 OH News
Siting
Supplying Wind in Ohio: A Wind Powering America Success Story
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
7/17/2014 RI News
Siting
Acoustic Impacts of Wind Turbines: Final Report and Presentation Materials Available
7/31/2012 UT Publication
Siting
Making Green More Macho
3/25/2013 VA News
Siting
Milestone Cleared for Offshore Wind Energy Research Lease in Virginia
1/6/2003 VT Publication
Small Wind
Siting
Siting a Wind Turbine on Your Property
4/1/2009 WA Publication
Web Resource
Siting
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wind Power Guidelines
7/13/2016 WY News
Siting
Reclaimed Wyoming Coal Mine Site Producing Clean Wind Energy

Featured Resources and Tools

Wind Energy Decision Tree

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed new tools designed to test underutilized sites and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. The alternative energy "decision trees" leverage NREL's knowledge of renewable energy technologies and EPA's experience in returning contaminated lands to productive use. The Wind Energy Decision Tree is a useful tool not only for projects on contaminated lands but also for general siting. The tools and a podcast on the solar and wind decision trees are now available on EPA's website.

Wind Power Prospector

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind Power Prospector is a mapping and analysis tool designed to help developers site large-scale wind farms by providing easy access to wind resource datasets and other data relevant to siting wind power projects.