What Is a Large Community Wind Project?

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WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHCommunity Wind Handbook

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Community Wind Handbook


WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHCommunity Wind Handbook

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Community Wind Handbook


WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHCommunity Wind Handbook

WindTurbine-icon.png
Community Wind Handbook


What Is a Large Community Wind Project?

A community wind project features a significant level of local control and ownership. A large community wind project is defined in this handbook as a community wind project with one or more utility-scale wind turbines (i.e., a turbine with a rated power of 1,500 kilowatts [kW] or more). Projects of this size have an installed cost of more than $2 million [1] and allow homeowners, businesses, schools, municipalities, and other organizations to independently produce enough energy to meet most or all of their energy needs.



References

  1.  "U.S. Department of Energy. 2014 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications"