Agricultural and Rural Resources and Tools
This page lists resources and tools specifically for the agricultural community. Currently the page lists an online calculator that provides quick, detailed economic evaluation of potential utility-scale wind energy projects and the page links to other Web sites.
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|Date||State||Type of Information||Program Area||Title|
|USDA Announces $11.6 Million in Rural Energy for America Program Funding Awards [..More]|
|Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities [..More]|
|What to Know About Installing a Wind Energy System on Your Farm [..More]|
||USDA Rural Energy Assistance Program Grant Opportunity Announced [..More]|
|Want to Incorporate Renewables on the Farm? Consider the Energy Pyramid [..More]|
The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool allows users to input location and terrain information about a potential wind system site in the United States and predict the energy output and environmental benefits of that site. The tool is designed to help potential wind energy system consumers choose the most effective site for their wind energy project.
A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.
The Wind Energy Finance (WEF) calculator provides quick, detailed economic evaluation of potential utility-scale wind energy projects. The tool is designed for those who have general experience with project financial analysis but little knowledge of wind projects. Potential users include: state and local economic development officials, rural landowners interested in owning or benefitting from wind energy projects, applicants pursuing 2002 Farm Bill funding for renewable energy projects under Section 9006 and the Value-Added Producer Grant Program, and rural co-op and municipal utility officials. Wind Energy Finance Brochure.