wind in your town?
Hull's 1st wind turbine is owned by the Town. Hull has the good
fortune to have a long-standing municipal light department, which
serves as the local electric supplier. Your community has several
options if there isn't a locally-owned electric utility.
The starting point is
wind speed measurement. An airport or a wind map is your first reference,
but a measurement for a year above the trees and other obstacles
will be required to calculated the true economic viability: More
A town or school can own a wind turbine and sell the surplus power
in a few different ways. Mike Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
has some suggestions: More about
owning a Turbine.
Co-ops are successful in Europe and now in Ontario, in part because
the legal systems support creating new co-ops. Wind turbines are
now owned in the U.S. by existing co-ops.
Wind Co-ops are successful in Europe
Wind Co-ops are successful in Ontario
Wind Co-ops are successful
in the U.S.