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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
1/1/2015 Publication
Siting
The Islands Playbook
11/17/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Siting
Technical Assistance Available for Community Wind Projects in the Pacific Northwest
8/3/2010 OH News
Siting
Supplying Wind in Ohio: A Wind Powering America Success Story
6/17/2013 News
Small Wind
Siting
Small Wind Site Assessment: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
3/15/2011 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Siting, Sizing, and Other Considerations for Distributed Wind
3/11/2013 Publication
Siting
Siting Wind Energy Facilities: What do Local Elected Officials Need to Know?
1/6/2003 VT Publication
Small Wind
Siting
Siting a Wind Turbine on Your Property
4/30/2009 MA Publication
Siting
Renewable Energy Siting Study
7/13/2016 WY News
Siting
Reclaimed Wyoming Coal Mine Site Producing Clean Wind Energy
8/4/2010 News
Siting
Polar Wind Power Research: A Wind Powering America Success Story
10/22/2015 Publication
Siting
Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project Environmental Impact Statement
1/9/2014 MA Publication
Siting
New Report Examines Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts
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
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
11/22/2011 News
Tool
Siting
New Database Assists with Wind Project Siting
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
Web Resource
Siting
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative
3/25/2013 VA News
Siting
Milestone Cleared for Offshore Wind Energy Research Lease in Virginia
8/28/2012 News
Siting
Mapping Tool Helps Wind Energy Companies Screen Early for Critical Habitat, Potential Wildlife Impacts
7/31/2012 UT Publication
Siting
Making Green More Macho
6/30/2011 MA Publication
Policy
Siting
Land-based Wind Energy: A Guide to Understanding the Issues and Making Informed Decisions
1/3/2012 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Siting
Keys to Local Wind Energy Development Success
1/31/2012 News
Publication
Siting
Independent Expert Science Panel Releases Report on Potential Health Effects of Wind Turbines
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
5/24/2011 MI News
Publication
Policy
Siting
Grand Valley State University Publishes Offshore Wind Social Issues Brief
7/19/2016 News
Siting
Global Partners Launch Joint Industry Project to Develop Offshore Wind Turbine Recommended Practice
6/20/2011 News
Publication
Public Lands
Policy
Siting
Environmental Law Institute Publishes Two Wind Siting Studies
1/16/2012 News
Tool
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
4/30/2011 Publication
Siting
Consumer Attitudes about Renewable Energy: Trends and Regional Differences
6/30/2011 Publication
Siting
Comprehensive Guide to Studying Wind Energy/Wildlife Interactions
1/31/2013 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet
11/19/2009 PA Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
Common Sense Ordinance Model a Key to Fostering Wind Energy Development
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
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
Web Resource
Siting
American Wind Wildlife Institute
7/17/2014 RI News
Siting
Acoustic Impacts of Wind Turbines: Final Report and Presentation Materials Available
3/12/2015 News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
Siting
A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly Anticipated Wind Vision Report

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.