he Minwind projects are a series of nine farmer-owned wind projects near the town of Luverne in southwestern Minnesota.
Commercial (Large) Scale
Minwind I & II are two innovative farmer-owned utility scale wind project in Luverne, MN.
The University of Minnesota, Morris has utility scale windpower.
CARLETON COLLEGE has a 350-foot tall mascot that is setting a new trend among universities.
Pipestone-Jasper School District,installed a 750kW turbine in late 2003. Case Study by the Clean Energy Resource Teams
Schoolyards and Wind Turbines: Bureau Valley School District Gets a Turbine
Eldora-New Providence Community Schools, Eldora, IA: Community Wind Project, Writing, Wind Energy & Arithmetic Construction of the Eldora-New Providence wind turbine.
Akron-Westfield Community School District, Akron IA: Community Wind Project installed a 600kW turbine in 1999.
Wind lease terms vary quite a bit, but general rules of thumb are: $2,500 to $5,000 per turbine, $3,000 to $4,000 per megawatt of capacity, or 2-4% of gross revenues. Click headline to read more
Provides the owner of a qualifying facility with an annual tax credit based on the amount of electricity that is generated. By focusing on the energy produced instead of capital invested, this type of tax incentive encourages projects that perform adequately. In 2007, the rate for the PTC is 1.9¢/kWh. The PTC increases from year to year based on the consumer price index.