Wind Monitoring Program
Funded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
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Wind power production presents an opportunity to diversify the agricultural economy, the backbone of many rural communities, and it also helps protect the environment by making use of a clean and green renewable source of energy. To promote and assist with wind energy projects throughout the state, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at Western Illinois University has been awarded a $419,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.
The foundation is the sole sponsor of the four-year project in which the IIRA, in cooperation with Western's geography department, will record wind velocity from sites throughout Illinois. Data will be used to create a more detailed wind resource map for the state.
To view data collected, click a county from the map on the right or select a location from the dropdown menu provided.