Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is located in WI. It hosts and Energy Fair and promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
This publication from the Minnesota Dept. of Commerce walks you through questions you should ask in hiring a renewable energy dealer, and lists renewable energy dealers in Minnesota.
This report reviews various business structures for community wind development, reviews previous studies on the economic impact of both wind development in general and the relative impacts of corporate and community wind development, and investigates the specific case of the economic impact of community vs. corporate wind development for a multi-turbine project in Big Stone County, Minnesota.
The report found that community owned wind can have a significantly larger economic impact than corporate wind development.
This report by Arne Kildegaard of the University of MN, Morris and Josephine Myers-Kuykindall of the University of MN, Morris, was published September 2006.
This simple C-BED spreadsheet allows you to compares the benefits of front-loaded versus fixed rates.