This report reviews various business structures for community wind development, reviews previous studies on the economic impact of both wind development in general and the relative impacts of corporate and community wind development, and investigates the specific case of the economic impact of community vs. corporate wind development for a multi-turbine project in Big Stone County, Minnesota.
This simple C-BED spreadsheet allows you to compares the benefits of front-loaded versus fixed rates.
2005 Minnesota Energy Legislation Factsheet
A Survey of State Support for Community Wind Power Development by Mark Bolinger of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, published March 2004. The report is part of series called Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy.
Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory published this report, written by Mark Bolinger, to address concerns regarding the interaction between the USDA Farm Bill and the federal Production Tax Credits for wind energy projects.
Perspectives on an NWCC/NREL Assessment of Distributed Wind offers a summary analysis of distributed wind generation in Europe and what lessons the European system offers for distributed generation in the U.S. The paper discusses many of the issues and benefits related to distributed wind generation.
Wind Energy Toolkit
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Power Naturally Program
Includes a legal guidebook for landowners, a section on lease agreements, and a sample annotated lease agreement.