Wind Lease Worksheet for Landowners

The Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University has published a document entitled "Landowner Guidelines for Evaluating Wind Energy Production Leases". It is aimed at landowners across the country.

This worksheet is designed to help landowners evaluate some important considerations when reviewing a wind energy lease and/or easement agreement. It provides comments on alternatives to lease provisions, where appropriate, and will help walk a landowner through the often complex multi-page agreements. Click here for the .pdf file.

AWEA Guide for State and Local Governments: How and Why to Permit for Small Wind Systems

Click on the pdf link below to download "In the Public Interest: How and Why to Permit for Small Wind Systems" published by AWEA in September 2008. The Guide for State and Local Governments includes discussion of various issues to consider, as well as "red herrings", best practices and a model ordinance.


"Repowering and Used Turbines" from Leonardo Energy

As the first generations of wind turbines reach the end of their original deployment, there is growing interest in the used turbine market.

Just as you would be cautious and need to do due diligence when purchasing a used car, caution is of the utmost importance in considering used turbines.

There aren't many resources out there about used turbines, but here is a link to an April 2008 report from Leonardo Energy talking about the used turbine market. 

"Broadening Wind Energy Ownership by Changing Federal Incentives" from the New Rules Project

This April 2008 report from the New Rules Project discusses how simple changes to the federal production tax credit (PTC) and SEC registration process for cooperatives could significantly reduce barriers to community ownership of wind.

Download the report from the New Rules website here: http://www.newrules.org/de/ptc-wind-ownership.pdf


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