Community Wind - Resources
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.
From the KidWind web site:
"The KidWind Project is a team of teachers, students, engineers and practitioners exploring the science behind wind energy in classrooms around the US. Our goal is to introduce as many people as possible to the elegance of wind power through hands-on science activities which are challenging, engaging and teach basic science principles.
While improving science education is our main goal, we also aim to help schools become important resources for students, and the general public, to learn about and see wind energy in action."
Visit KidWind online at http://www.kidwind.org/.
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/.
From their website:
" A major responsibility of the Evansville Initiative is to investigate, support, and promote viable alternative energy ventures. As projects come to our attention, interested members investigate the current situation and feasibility for our locale."
Visit them online at http://evansvilleinitiative.com/index.html.
The Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program assists responsibly sited wind energy projects of all scales in achieving successful and timely installations, while also supporting Governor Patrick’s goal of having 2,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity installed in the Commonwealth by 2020. The Commonwealth Wind Incentive Program (CommWind) provides rebate, grant, and loan funding for the installation of wind projects in Massachusetts. Funding is available for residential, commercial, industrial, and public facilities that are customers of investor-owned electric distribution utilities or Municipal Light Plant Departments that pay into the Renewable Energy Trust.