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Wind Energy for Homeowners

Photo of a home with a wind turbine.

A 1,500-watt wind turbine provides this home in Colorado with electricity.

The following resources will help you learn about small wind energy systems for the home. If you are unfamiliar with this technology, see the introduction to wind energy.

General Information

U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Small Wind Electric Systems
Features comprehensive basic information and resources.

Small Wind Electric Systems: A U.S. Consumer's Guide
A 27-page booklet from the U.S. Department of Energy.

American Wind Energy Association: Small Wind Equipment Providers
Comprehensive information about small wind turbines and systems.

Training and Workshops

Solar Energy International: Wind Training
Learn how to design and install a working wind turbine from scratch.

Financing

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.