Text: “It has been a pleasure working with the RES Americas team. They have been very considerate in meeting the desires and concerns of our landowners, our townships, and our villages. They have been a great group of people to work with.”
Text: “Minnesotans have worked hard to support wind power through collaboration, innovation and smart policies. As a result, we’ve experienced tremendous economic and environmental benefits: Cleaner air, more good-paying jobs, and less reliance on finite energy sources.”
An interactive display with 3 buttons showing how electricity flows when you have a small renewable energy (RE) system of solar and wind. The 3 buttons illustrate the situations of a) No on-site electricity generation, b) Less on-site generation than you need, and c) More on-site generation than you need.
Wind resource maps can be used to estimate the wind resource in any region of the state. This map estimates areas that are well exposed to the wind, such as plains and hilltops. It is for a height of 80 meters—which is a height that community wind projects would commonly sit.
This interactive, electronic display allows visitors to experience wind speeds at various elevations and it explains why turbines should not be placed at certain elevations. They can also see what parts of Minnesota have the best wind resource.
This poster sized book set in movable frames covers common questions regarding small wind systems, including permitting, site suitability, and cost.The eight posters describe aspects of small wind developments:
Can I use wind energy to power my home, farm, or small enterprise?
A map application that can function as a looped presentation or as an interactive GIS. It displays locations and metadata for large wind turbines, all known wind farms and projects, and wind speeds in Minnesota.