The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive database of incentives for wind and other forms of renewable energy. It is a great resource for up-to-date policy information.
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This handbook was prepared by Windustry for the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois and published January 1, 2004.
The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) is a consensus-based collaborative that establishes dialogue among key stakeholders and catalyzes activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power.
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.
Macalester installed a 10kw Urban Wind Turbine on-campus April 23, 2003.
Proctor High School's 20kW turbine went online in October 2006.
Connecting to the grid liminates the need for storage, but the interconnection could be costly. Click on the question to learn more
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