Highland Community College Training Center Opening


Freeport, IL - The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the Highland Community College new Wind Turbine Technician Training Center on Wednesday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. Festivities will include remarks by HCC President Dr. Joe M. Kanosky and EcoEnergy LLC President Shawn Gaffney. The Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting and guests are invited to tour the new 5,500-plus-sq.-ft. facility. Refreshments will be served.

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Siting, Zoning, and Taxing Wind Farms in Illinois


Organized by the Illinois Wind Working Group, this conference is designed to provide timely information about commercial-scale wind energy production to local government officials, the legal community and landowners.  Agenda topics include:

  • Duties of County Boards and Zoning Boards Regarding Wind Developments
  • Taxation of Wind Farms
  • Wind Opposition: Facts, Myths and Solutions

The conference will be held February 4, 2009 at the Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria, Illinois.

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Presentations from March 17, 2008 GLRWEI Meet-Up in Detroit

Click on the following links to download resources and presentations from the March 17, 2008 Meet-Up in Detroit:

Click here to download a copy of the meeting agenda.

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Webinar: Landowner Options Wind Energy in Great Lakes Region

 Webinar:  Landowner Options Wind Energy- October 11, 2007


Links to webinar materials:

  • Wind Energy: Landowner Options - This presentation covers the different options landowners have for participating in wind energy, with much of the presentation devoted to best practices and tips for leasing your land to a wind developer.
  • Using a Dispersed Strategy in Your Region - This presentation covers the basics of transmission and distribution and how to use transmission maps and tables.

We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

Webinar: The Basics of Wind Energy

Links to webinar materials

Wind Energy 101 - A presentation that describes the current state of the U.S. wind industry as well as the difference between commercial scale and home and farm scale wind projects.


Wind Energy Myths and Facts

- A presentation that provides information about common concerns and misconceptions about wind energy development. Also provides best resources for further information on these topics.


We invite you to use these slides for your own meetings and presentations.

Solar and Wind 101 Workshops

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Various times and locations - Illinois Solar Energy Association. If you are a homeowner or business owner and are considering buying a solar electric, hot water, heating or wind powered energy system, then you will find our workshops are a great educational opportunity to help you make an informed decision. The Solar 101 and Wind 101 Workshops are designed to provide prospective buyers and others desiring comprehensive and generic information about solar and wind powered systems.

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