Planning a Wind Energy Project? New WINDExchange Resources Can Help

Aug. 4, 2021

Wind energy projects offer a wide range of benefits to the communities where they are sited. These benefits include job creation, revenue for landowners, and an increased tax base. However, every project is different, and communities have many variables to consider when deciding if wind energy is right for them.

To help local decision makers determine whether a wind project is right for their community, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) WINDExchange initiative just released two information resources: a report titled Land-Based Wind Energy Siting and a web-based Land-Based Economic Development Guide.

Funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and created by experts at DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, these comprehensive, easy-to-read resources provide useful information about the siting considerations and economic opportunities associated with a potential wind energy project.

Learn more about the guides.