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Information and resources for small wind projects (under 100 KW) at homes and farms.

Frequently Asked Questions
Contains basic information about wind power and is a good place to begin the process of deciding how wind might work for you.

Hiring a Renewable Energy Contractor      
Questions to ask a renewable energy contractor; includes a list of solar and wind energy contractors in Minnesota.

Small Wind Resource Maps and Site Assessments      
Articles originally in the AWEA WindLetter. Part 1 (pages 1-3) from March 2010 covers wind site assessment. Part 2 (pages 4-7) from April 2010 covers wind turbine siting. Re-posted with permission from the author, Mick Sagrillo.

Wind Speed Verification Tool - 30 Meter 
This interactive application identifies the wind speed for a specific Minnesota location at a 30 meter elevation above ground level, based on data used for the 2006 wind map. This data should be used as a general guideline for screening purposes only. Specific site conditions that affect wind speed should be evaluated by a trained wind site assessor before investing in a small wind turbine.