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Wind for Homeowners, Farmers, and Businesses

Wind Powering America produced Small Wind Electric Systems Consumer's Guides to help homeowners, ranchers, and small businesses decide if wind energy will work for them. A Small Wind Guidebook is available for each state and answers these questions.

  • Is wind energy practical for me?
  • What size wind turbine do I need?
  • What are the basic parts of a small wind electric system?
  • What do wind systems cost?
  • Where can I find installation and maintenance support?
  • How much energy will my system generate?
  • Is there enough wind on my site?
  • How do I choose the best site for my wind turbine?
  • Can I connect my system to the utility grid?
  • Can I go off grid?

Click on a state to view or download the guidebook.