Rick, Mary
July 2007
In Business;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p22
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the economic aspects of the community-owned wind farms in Minnesota. It is reported that Minnesota is the 4th largest wind power producing state in the U.S. It produces 600MW of wind power and out of it at least 100MW of power is generated from community-owned wind farms. It is reported that most of this wind power comes from the southwest corner of the state, but the awareness throughout the state is very impressive. Minnesota is reported to offer unique benefits for small wind producers, the state pays out 1.5 cent per kilowatt hour for the electricity generated from new wind energy projects less than 2 MW in capacity.


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