This section of our website is for people interested in participating in a wind energy project. Please review the following information to discover what "role" best fits you and follow the links to relevant information.
- Leases for Landowners
- Community Wind Projects
- Home and Farm Scale Projects
- Assistance for Project Development
- Don't Know Where to Start?
If you are interested in participating in a wind project by leasing your land to a wind developer, or if a wind developer has approached you with an offer to lease your land, we recommend starting with our Leasing Your Land to a Developer section.
- General Information for Leasing Your Land to a Developer
- Community Wind Toolbox: Leases and Easements
Community wind projects are simply projects where some member or members of the local community, be it a farmer, group of neighbors, municipal utility, school, or other person or group, has a significant financial stake in the project. If you or a group you are part of is interesting in developing a project, the Community Wind section is for you.
These projects use smaller machines that, in general, produce enough electricity to power a single home, farm, ranch or business. These machines cost in the range of a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars to put up. Click below for more information or to visit our Home and Farm Scale Wind section.
- Graphic depicting the relative size of commercial scale versus home and farm scale turbines.
- Home and Farm Scale Wind Section
If you are interested in finding a company or consultant to help with developing part of your project, follow the link to Wind Energy companies. This will take you to a searchable database of developers, lawyers, turbine manufacturers, consultants, and other service providers.
Visit our guiding page that will help you better select a role to find resources. We also offer a FAQ section that answers some of the most commonly asked questions. If you are just starting to learn about wind, we recommend reading our Wind Basics.
- Don't Know Where to Start
- Wind Basic
- Good luck clicking around, we hope you find what you are looking for.