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




 
WEB SITES AND REFERENCES FOR WIND ENERGY

Michigan State University- available resources and links:  lots f information and links to a variety of resources realated to wind energy
Wind Power, MSU - http://www.miwind.msue.msu.edu

Small Wind Electric Systems / A Michigan Consumer's Guide - pdf file of pamphlet http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/small_wind/small_wind_mi.pdf

Wind Energy Council -http://www.michiganglowcouncil.org

American Wind Energy Association – many fact sheets, sighting guidelines, national wind issues:  http://www.awea.org

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association.  Michigan-based association that sponsors events and seminars to promote regional renewable energy
http://www.glrea.org/

Home Power Magazine The primary publication for home based power systems. http://www.homepower.com

Michigan Energy Office:  View the new Michigan maps, and learn more about renewable energy efforts in Michigan at:  http://www.michigan.gov/eorenew

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.  http://www.the-mrea.org

Wind-Works.org   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. http://www.wind-works.org

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

U.S. Department of Energy - http://www.energy.gov

National Wind Technology Center -  http://www.nrel.gov/learning/

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - http://www.eere.energy.gov

What Landowners should know about Wind Leasing and Development -
http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/docs/what_landowners_should_know.doc

Wind Powering America:Wind Energy Development and the Agricultural Community
http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/agricultural/index.asp

Michigan Siting Guidelines for Wind Energy Systems (PDF)
http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/filter_detail.asp?itemid=1503

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)
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/distributedenergy/pdfs/connecting_to_the_grid_2009.pdf

U.S. Department of Energy - State Energy Program - 2009 Recovery Act
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/state_energy_program/

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.
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/9006grant.htm