Many factors influence the ability to develop wind power in the New England region. A viable project requires the right site and the right technology for the application. It must provide suitable revenue or economic value to justify investment in this capital-intensive but zero-fuel technology. Policy initiatives are in place throughout the region to support the expansion of wind power's role in the regional supply mix. However, issues affecting public acceptance of wind projects in host communities must be addressed. Information on topics affecting wind power development in New England can be found by using the navigation to the left.
Information on wind speed, looking for good locations, and state wind resource maps.
Information on how wind turbines work, available sizes and types of wind turbines, and the best applications.
Information on the costs of wind power generation in absolute terms and relative to alternatives.
Information on selling and buying wind power.
Information on choosing a proper site for a successful wind project.
Information on the rationale for federal and state policies supporting wind power and supporting policies and incentives in place throughout New England.
Information on wind power aesthetics, impacts on property values and tourism, interaction with birds and other wildlife, and issues of concern to people living next to wind power facilities.
Information on small-scale wind applications and installations in New England.
Information on developing commerical-scale wind farms.