Wind energy or wind power describes the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. This section provides information and other resources related to wind energy technology.

Small wind turbines help and individual or an organization to generate onsite part or all of their own electrical needs. Learn more about small wind energies.

The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy created a guidebook for homeowners, small businesses, and ranchers to help them decide if wind energy is suitable for them. Access the guidebook.

The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy created a handbook for small community wind projects. Learn more about small community wind projects and access the guidebook.

Wind farms are placed in areas with reliable wind speeds and consist of a collection of wind turbines placed in the same location for the purpose of generating electricity. Learn more about large wind farms.

The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy created a handbook for large community wind projects. Learn more about large community wind projects and access the guidebook.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Department has created a guidebook for wind energy which contains information to support local governments managing wind development in their communities. Access the guidebook.

The U.S. Department of Energy released a guidebook that serves as a resource for local government officials as they follow the steps to large-scale wind energy development. Access the guidebook.

WINDExchange provides resourceful information for landowners, community decision makers, and the general public who would like to learn more about potential community impacts of Wind Energy. Learn more about the community impacts.

When properly sited, wind provides can provide an environmental benefit to communities. Learn more about the siting process and environmental impacts of wind projects.

Wildlife impacts from wind projects vary by location, as with all energy projects. Learn more about research done with regards to wildlife and wind energy projects.

Locate funding opportunities and funding news related to wind energy projects here.

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