Resources for Siting Wind Turbines
This page lists information resources such as publications, websites, and news for siting wind turbines.
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||U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis [..More]|
||Mapping Tool Helps Wind Energy Companies Screen Early for Critical Habitat, Potential Wildlife Impacts [..More]|
|Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story [..More]|
|Community Wind Myths Fact Sheet [..More]|
||Siting Wind Energy Facilities: What do Local Elected Officials Need to Know? [..More]|
Featured Resources and Tools
Wind Energy Decision Tree
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed new tools designed to test underutilized sites and contaminated land for solar and wind energy potential. The alternative energy "decision trees" leverage NREL's knowledge of renewable energy technologies and EPA's experience in returning contaminated lands to productive use. The Wind Energy Decision Tree is a useful tool not only for projects on contaminated lands but also for general siting. The tools and a podcast on the solar and wind decision trees are now available on EPA's website.