Report by The Minnesota Project draws policy recommendations from three compelling Midwestern case studies
In an effort to capture the impact of the Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) posted a number of project case studies online
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.
Since the late 1990s through to date (2010), the tribe has been actively developing wind projects on the Rosebud Reservation.
A pioneering ‘for-profit’ co-op with a mandate to provide renewable electricity to the people of Ontario through community ownership.
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.