Small Wind Planning


There are many steps in putting together a small wind project. What follows is a basic outline of the major steps in planning a small wind project.

The process:

  • What is the motivation behind your wind project?
  • Small wind economics
  • Knowing your wind resource
  • Choosing a turbine, tower and other equipment
  • Choosing an installer
  • Working with your utility
  • Zoning/permitting
  • Insurance
  • Net metering
  • Operations and maintenance

Calculate Your Wind Power Needs

Estimate Your Local Winds

Illinois Turbine Height Restrictions

Turbine Manufacturers & Output Capacities

Tax Credits for Certified Wind Turbines