Planning for Wind Energy: American Planning Association: Planning Advisory Service; Report Number 566

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Abstract

For centuries, the power of the wind has been harnessed for the benefit of humanity and commerce. In the United States, mechanical wind systems pumped water and helped open the Great Plains to human settlement and agricultural production during the 1800s. In the early 20th century, 'wind chargers' brought lights and communication technology to rural American households and businesses.Wind energy provided electricity to rural markets prior to the development of federal hydropower dams, the associated interstate transmission system, and the Rural Electrification Administration.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages142
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BK-6A20-54073

Keywords

  • community wind
  • distributed wind
  • local policy
  • state policy
  • utility-scale turbines
  • wind energy

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