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Wind for Homeowners, Farmers, and Businesses

A Small Wind Guidebook is available for homeowners, ranchers, and small businesses in each state to decide if wind energy will work for them and to help answer the following questions.

  • Is wind energy practical for me?
  • What size wind turbine do I need?
  • What are the basic parts of a small wind electric system?
  • What do wind systems cost?
  • Where can I find installation and maintenance support?
  • How much energy will my system generate?
  • Is there enough wind on my site?
  • How do I choose the best site for my wind turbine?
  • Can I connect my system to the utility grid?
  • Can I go off grid?

Click on a state to view or download the guidebook.


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