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Community-Owned 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 about economics.

A town or school can own a wind turbine and sell the surplus power in a few different ways. Mike Jacobs ( has some suggestions: More about owning a Turbine.

Wind 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.

Citizens for Alternative Renewable Energy

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