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Small Wind for Homeowners, Ranchers, and Small Businesses

Small Wind Electric Systems: A U.S. Consumer's Guide (PDF 1.3 MB)
Small Wind Electric Systems: A U.S. Consumer's Guide

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory produced Small Wind Electric Systems Consumer's Guides to help homeowners, ranchers, and small businesses decide if wind energy will work for them. The guides answer questions such as:

  • Is wind energy practical for me?
  • What size wind turbine do I need?
  • What are the basic parts of a small wind electric system?
  • What do wind systems cost?
  • Where can I find installation and maintenance support?
  • How much energy will my system generate?
  • Is there enough wind on my site?
  • How do I choose the best site for my wind turbine?
  • Can I connect my system to the utility grid?
  • Can I go off grid?

Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Download Acrobat Reader. The U.S. Small Wind Guide is available in both English (PDF 1.3 MB) and Spanish (PDF 1.5 MB), there are State Small Wind Guides that can be downloaded below, and an American Corn Growers Association Small Wind Guide (PDF 1.7 MB).

News, Publications, and Web Resources

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6/1/2007 Publication
Small Wind
Wind Turbine Buyer's Guide  ...more
4/6/2007 Tool
Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
USDA Farm Bill Section 9006 Simplified Application: Small Wind Technical Worksheet  ...more
4/6/2007 Tool
Publication
Agricultural
Small Wind
Sample Farm Bill Application: Guide for Small Wind Applicants  ...more
4/6/2007 UT News
Agricultural
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Schools
Milford High School Turns Windy into Windustry  ...more
4/1/2007 SD Publication
Small Wind
Small Wind Electric Systems: A South Dakota Consumer's Guide  ...more
4/1/2007 VT Publication
Small Wind
Small Wind Electric Systems: A Vermont Consumer's Guide  ...more
4/1/2007 IL Publication
Small Wind
Small Wind Electric Systems: An Illinois Consumer's Guide  ...more
4/1/2007 AK Publication
Small Wind
Small Wind Electric Systems: An Alaska Consumer's Guide  ...more
4/1/2007 ND Publication
Small Wind
Small Wind Electric Systems: A North Dakota Consumer's Guide  ...more
4/1/2007 MN Publication
Small Wind
Small Wind Electric Systems: A Minnesota Consumer's Guide  ...more

Small Wind Events

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council maintains and up-to-date calendar on small wind events.

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