Released by the 25' X 25' Alliance, The Energy Foundation and Harvesting Clean Energy, this report makes clear that community wind must be an integral part of the nation's energy strategy and lays out a set of public policies designed to grow local wind investment and ownership.
Specifically, Community Wind 101 finds:
- Wind power economic benefits from local ownership can be multiplied in the range of two to three times or more compared to standard development models.
- Community wind can play a pioneering role for all wind power and accelerate wind development by vastly diversifying the range of players who can invest.
- Smaller investors cannot fully access federal tax incentives vital to wind development. Broadening the usefulness of these incentives and/or targeting incentives to community wind would significantly expand local investment and ownership opportunities.