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Wind Energy for Small Business Owners

Photo of a small wind turbine

A small wind turbine can provide a small office building or home office with electricity.

The following resources will help you learn about wind energy applications for small businesses, whether in a small office or commercial building. 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
Basic information about wind energy.

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.