Wind Energy 101 - Basic questions about wind farms are answered within a series of online presentations from our Landowner Forums.
Wind Program - Wind Energy Technologies Office page on the U.S. Department of Energy website.
Wind in Illinois GIS Story Map - Provided by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. Includes IIRA stations and wind speeds, ASOS stations and wind speeds, zoning ordinances, 40m and 80m wind speeds, and more.
U.S. Geological Survey - map shows the location of wind turbines installed in the U.S.
Wind Vision Report - US DOE - This report quantifies the economic, environmental, and social benefits of a robust wind energy future through 2050.
Wind Energy 101 - This page on the American Wind Energy Association website shares a wide variety of information on wind.
Small & Community Wind - AWEA - This page on the AWEA website share details on small wind (defined as wind turbines with a capacity rating of less than or equal to 100 kW) and community wind.
Wind Transmission - AWEA - Explanation of wind transmission.
Offshore Wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts in the United States: Four Regional Scenarios - This NREL publication was released in February 2015. This report uses the offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model and provides four case studies of potential offshore deployment scenarios in different regions of the United States: the Southeast, the Great Lakes, the Gulf Coast, and the Mid-Atlantic.
An Assessment of the Impact of Deregulation on the Relative Price of Electricity in Illinois - This article by J. Lon Carlson and Dr. David Loomis appeared in a journal published by Elsevier in July 2008.
Are Renewable Portfolio Standards a Policy Cure-All? A Case Study of Illinois’ Experience- presentation by Adrienne Ohler and David Loomis.
Wind Energy Ordinances Fact Sheet - presented by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Water Power Program, prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, September 2010.
Illinois' Green Energy Finance Initiative - A recent initiative from Illinois may serve as a model for other states that hope to attract green energy projects and stimulate economic development. Article by Marnin Lebovits of the Illinois Finance Authority.
Gob Nob Wind Turbine - This page includes a link to view the turbine online through a webcam located at the nearby Farmersville Substation.
Federal Financial Incentives - This is a link to some financial incentives, other than the most well known Production Tax Credit, for eligible renewable resources.
Small Wind - Appalachian State University - This webpage features small wind research and demonstration.
Energy Payback Ratios - This PDF file is entitled Net Energy Payback and CO2 Emissions from Wind Generated Electricity in the Midwest, published by the Fusion Technology Institute in Wisconsin.
www.awea.org - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world.
www.IllinoisWind.org - Illinois Wind is a website dedicated to providing information for Illinois residents interested in wind as a source of renewable energy. Projects include Illinois County Wind Zoning Research, Statewide Wind Monitoring Program/Anemometer Loan Program, Community Outreach & Technical Assistance, Renewable Energy Education and Curriculum Resources.
www.dsireusa.org - The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
www.nationalwind.org - A U.S. consensus-based collaborative formed in 1994, the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) identifies issues that affect the use of wind power, establishes dialogue among key stakeholders, and catalyzes appropriate activities to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power.
www.nrel.gov - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by Midwest Research Institute.
www.eere.energy.gov - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
www.eia.gov - U.S. Energy Information Administration provides energy data, tools, apps, and maps.
www.windustry.org - Windustry works to increase wind energy opportunities for rural landowners and communities. Windustry promotes wind energy through outreach, educational materials, and technical assistance to rural landowners, local communities and utilities, and state, regional, and nonprofit collaborations.
www.midwestrenew.org - Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
www.power-technology.com - covers the global energy industry, featuring a mixture of articles covering the latest news, views, industry project updates and trends, power-technology.com provides senior technology staff and other purchasing decision-makers with all that is required to stay on top in this growing market, from the renewable energy sector to the emerging nuclear space.
www.wind-works.org - on-line archive of articles and commentary on wind and solar energy, community power, renewable energy policy, electric vehicles, and Advanced Renewable Tariffs by Paul Gipe
www.bloomberg.com/sustainability/energy/ - Energy News