Washington State August 30, 2010 The State of Washington has awarded Cascade Community Wind Company (CCWC) one million dollars (30% grant 70% low interest loan) to help install up to eight community wind turbines before December 2011.
Farmers and Local Groups
Western Community Energy, LLC (WCE) develops community scale renewable energy projects, chiefly wind energy projects, for private landowners, cities, counties, schools, municipal/public utility districts, tribes, and small businesses.
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With the Energy Bill being signed this week void of a national Renewable Energy Standard, many Americans are wondering how other policy can help support renewable energy development in rural America. One answer is the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP, previously called Section 9006 of the Farm Bill), which provides grants and loan guarantees to farmers, ranchers and rural, small businesses for renewable energy development and energy efficiency improvements.
Sacred Heart Monastery began producing electricity from wind turbines in 1997.
Gary Kizior installed a 10 kW Bergey turbine in December 2002, replacing his old Whisper 3 kW machine. This project was among the first small turbines in the state to receive a grant through the Illinois Renewable Energy Resources Grant Program.
This 100 MW wind farm was organized by a group of local landowners, and sold to PPM Energy for development, although the LLC members have retained some equity in the project.
The Kas Brothers of Woodstock, MN were the first farmers in the country to own their own utility-scale turbines.
he Minwind projects are a series of nine farmer-owned wind projects near the town of Luverne in southwestern Minnesota.