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 Foundation