Wind farm leasing handbook for farm land owners   A very in-depth handbook that takes you through the verious aspects of leasing your development rights for a wind farm. -  2013


Michigan State University- available resources and links:  lots f information and links to a variety of resources realated to wind energy
Wind Power, MSU -

Small Wind Electric Systems / A Michigan Consumer's Guide - pdf file of pamphlet

Wind Energy Council -

American Wind Energy Association – many fact sheets, sighting guidelines, national wind issues:

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.  Michigan-based association that sponsors events and seminars to promote regional renewable energy

Home Power Magazine The primary publication for home based power systems.

Michigan Energy Office:  View the new Michigan maps, and learn more about renewable energy efforts in Michigan at:

Midwest Renewable Energy Association.  Many fact sheets and how-to resources on all kinds of renewable energy.  Also includes a wonderful web based resource library.   An on-line archive of articles and commentary primarily--but not solely--on wind energy, constructed and maintained by Paul Gipe, who has worked in wind energy for more than 30 years.

Windustry – A non-profit organization based in Minnesota, dedicated to helping farmers install utility scale and small wind systems on their land.

U.S. Department of Energy -

National Wind Technology Center -

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -

What Landowners should know about Wind Leasing and Development -

Wind Powering America:Wind Energy Development and the Agricultural Community

Michigan Siting Guidelines for Wind Energy Systems (PDF)

U.S. Department of Energy - Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Connecting to the Grid Project
A Guide to Distributing Generation Interconnection Issues (large file 2 MB)

U.S. Department of Energy - State Energy Program - 2009 Recovery Act

Rural Energy For America Program Grants/Renewable Energy Systems/Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (REAP/RES/EEI) * The REAP/RES/EEI Grants Program provides grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. It also provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.