When establishing wind farms, wind energy developers generally approach landowners where they want to build. Interest in wind farms is frequently spurred by external pressures such as tax and other financial incentives and legislative mandates. Since each situation is influenced by local policies and permitting, we can only provide general guidance to help you learn about the process of installing wind turbines.
- Wind Project Development Process
- 10 Steps to Developing a Wind Farm. American Wind Energy Association.
- Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities: A Handbook. (August 2002). National Wind Coordinating Collaborative.
- Landowner Frequently Asked Questions and Answers. (August 2003). "State Wind Working Group Handbook." pp. 130-133.
- Wind Energy Finance Calculator Tool for financial analysis of potential wind farm projects.
- The Air Force is the lead for the Department of Defense for wind energy and Special Use Airspace. Air Force wind consultants advise contacting them prior to applying for permits on all federal lands and non-federal lands, due to the existence of military Special Use Airspace (i.e., military airspace below 300' above ground level) used for military testing and training across the United States. The Air Force will work to ensure that potential sites are mutually safe, secure, and efficient. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- A local wind turbine company should be able to guide you through your local planning, permitting, and policies.
- Work with your local electrification coop to develop a strategy for wind energy.