Small Wind Financial Analysis

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In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center has established a Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE). DSIRE has grown from being a comprehensive database into a useful resource for policy makers, developers, researchers and the public. Along with various database formats, there are summary maps, reports, presentations, as well as, other energy related resources.

Currently there are over 90 programs of state incentives in Illinois for renewables and efficiency, here are a few:

USDA – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan Guarantees

USDA – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants

Efficient Housing Construction Grant

Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Net Metering

Energy-Efficient Mortgages


To find policies and incentives in your area visit DSIRE at:


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The US wind industry, like other energy sectors, relies heavily on project finance markets to fund new projects. This approach to energy infrastructure treats each energy project like a stand-alone company, using only the project cash flows to support debt or equity investments. Project Finance investors perform a critical role in the industry as their risk preferences drive industry trends and reinforce safeguards in favor of economically sound projects. To learn more about Wind Energy financing visit:

Wind Power Financing