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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
12/6/2011 Publication
Siting
Wind Energy Facilities and Residential Properties: The Effect of Proximity and View on Sales Prices
11/22/2011 News
Tool
Siting
New Database Assists with Wind Project Siting
9/13/2011 Publication
Siting
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
6/30/2011 Publication
Siting
Comprehensive Guide to Studying Wind Energy/Wildlife Interactions
6/30/2011 MA Publication
Policy
Siting
Land-based Wind Energy: A Guide to Understanding the Issues and Making Informed Decisions
6/20/2011 News
Publication
Public Lands
Policy
Siting
Environmental Law Institute Publishes Two Wind Siting Studies
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
5/24/2011 MI News
Publication
Policy
Siting
Grand Valley State University Publishes Offshore Wind Social Issues Brief
4/30/2011 Publication
Siting
Consumer Attitudes about Renewable Energy: Trends and Regional Differences
3/15/2011 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Siting
Siting, Sizing, and Other Considerations for Distributed Wind
2/8/2011 Publication
Siting
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Siting Guidelines Open for Public Comment
8/4/2010 News
Siting
Polar Wind Power Research: A Wind Powering America Success Story
8/3/2010 OH News
Siting
Supplying Wind in Ohio: 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
4/28/2010 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
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
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
4/30/2009 MA Publication
Siting
Renewable Energy Siting Study
4/1/2009 WA Publication
Web Resource
Siting
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Wind Power Guidelines
1/6/2003 VT Publication
Small Wind
Siting
Siting a Wind Turbine on Your Property
Web Resource
Siting
National Wind Coordinating Collaborative
Web Resource
Siting
American Wind Wildlife Institute

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.