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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
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
1/9/2014 MA Publication
Siting
New Report Examines Relationship between Wind Turbines and Residential Property Values in Massachusetts
5/5/2014 Publication
Siting
Wind Energy Deployment in Isolated Islanded Power Systems: Challenges and Realities
7/17/2014 RI News
Siting
Acoustic Impacts of Wind Turbines: Final Report and Presentation Materials Available
7/29/2014 Tool
Siting
Wind Power Prospector
10/30/2014 Publication
Siting
Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study
11/17/2014 News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Siting
Technical Assistance Available for Community Wind Projects in the Pacific Northwest
1/1/2015 Publication
Siting
The Islands Playbook
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
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
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
10/22/2015 Publication
Siting
Plains and Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project Environmental Impact Statement
7/13/2016 WY News
Siting
Reclaimed Wyoming Coal Mine Site Producing Clean Wind Energy
7/19/2016 News
Siting
Global Partners Launch Joint Industry Project to Develop Offshore Wind Turbine Recommended Practice

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.