From A Landowners Perspective
Harvesting the Wind
interest in electricity generated from wind rises, many who own land in
windy regions are asking very basic questions.
To answer those some of those questions, federal and regional officials
developed Harvesting the Wind A Landowners Guide
to Wind Energy Development in the Great Plains.
The brief guidebook addresses key points such as:
developers are attracted to certain parcels of land
How wind turbines work
How wind developers operate
to know if your land might be suitable
Examples of typical development agreements
Examples of the quantity and size of wind turbine installations
guide also lists contacts throughout the Great Plains regions, organizational
contacts and web sites that have landowner information. A table also provides
an overview of wind resources and development incentives each state in
the Plains region offers.
The guidebook was developed by the Energy and Environmental Research Center
at the University of North Dakota, the Plains Organization for Wind Energy
Resources and the U.S. Department of Energy.
copy of Harvesting the Wind A Landowners Guide to
Wind Energy Development in the Great Plains can be found at