Spirit Lake School District in Iowa
Forest City School District
- Dwight Pierson, Superintendent, Forest City Community Schools, Forest City, IA 50436; [email protected]
- Visit: www.forestcity.k12.ia.us and click on the Wind Turbine Info link
Wray School District RD-2
- Jay Clapper: 970-332-5758 ext. 3773; [email protected]. Clapper sometimes visits other districts with a presentation to help them get started with school wind projects.
This MS Word document from the Wind Powering America program describes how schools are harnessing the wind.
This web page provides information for local governments, including managers, staff and other individuals who oversee local government services. It is developed and maintained by the International City/County Management Association.
Visit it on the web at http://www.usaenergy.org/.
This web page from the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives features information on strategies for local governments to develop wind power.
Visit the page at http://www.greenpowergovs.org/wind/.
This handbook was prepared by Windustry for the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois and published January 1, 2004. The purpose of this handbook is to inform the reader about wind as a resource for generating electricity, with emphasis on Illinois as a potential host for small-scale and large-scale projects. It addresses how to assess the value of wind, the wind energy options available for landowners and communities to consider, and sources of financial assistance. Case studies are included to illustrate what has been done to develop this resource in Illinois and neighboring states. Find it the Illinois Website download here.
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.