Small Wind

Small Wind Toolbox

The IIRA Small Wind Toolbox is designed to provide a planning and resource guide for Illinois’ consumers considering a small wind installation project. A small wind turbine is a device that produces electricity from wind with a capacity rating of 100 kilowatts (kw) and less. Small wind projects typically produce power for homes, farms, schools, and small businesses.

A small wind energy system can provide you with a practical and economical source of electricity if:

  • your property has a good wind resource
  • your home or business is located on at least one acre of land in a rural area
  • your local zoning codes or covenants allow wind turbines
  • your average electricity bills are $150 per month or more
  • your property is in a remote location without easy access to utility lines
  • you are comfortable with long-term investments.

The IIRA Small Wind Toolbox was funded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community FoundationClean Energy Council Logo