Washington State August 30, 2010 The State of Washington has awarded Cascade Community Wind Company (CCWC) one million dollars (30% grant 70% low interest loan) to help install up to eight community wind turbines before December 2011.
Community Wind Projects
Report by The Minnesota Project draws policy recommendations from three compelling Midwestern case studies
This guidebook was created by Charles Kubert for the Environmental Law and Policy Center in 2004. It talks about business models, sources of equity, grant and loan programs, incentives, and power purchase agreements for community wind projects. You'll find it online on the ELPC website.
The Oregon Energy Trust, in collaboration with NW SEED, developed a Community Wind guidebook in 2006. This 106-page book introduces the basic concepts behind community wind development and is available on the Energy Trust of Oregon web site.
Sacred Heart Monastery began producing electricity from wind turbines in 1997.
Since the late 1990s through to date (2010), the tribe has been actively developing wind projects on the Rosebud Reservation.
A pioneering ‘for-profit’ co-op with a mandate to provide renewable electricity to the people of Ontario through community ownership.
This 100 MW wind farm was organized by a group of local landowners, and sold to PPM Energy for development, although the LLC members have retained some equity in the project.
The Kas Brothers of Woodstock, MN were the first farmers in the country to own their own utility-scale turbines.