Wind grants for nonprofits

Four dairy farms in Vermont will collect a total of $666,000 in grants to build generating systems on their land, according to the Burlington Free Press. The money comes from Central Vermont Public Service’s Renewable Development Fund, which was created two years ago to encourage farmers to erect windmills. I love programs like that, and …

Ontario implements wind program

March was a big month for wind energy in Ontario. The Melancthon I Wind Farm went online on March 4, according to Renewable Energy Access. The $126 million project will provide enough power for 25,000 a year. In the meantime, the Ontario Power Authority and the Ontario Energy Board said they would implement their “Standard …

England’s wind power growth ahead of predictions

A new report from the British Wind Energy Association predicts that England will get 5% of its electricity from on-land wind farms by 2010 –twice as much as had been predicted earlier. You can read more about the study here, here and here. Anyone who has spent anytime on the British isles will be unsurprised …

Buying wind power in Brooklyn

I live in Brooklyn, NY. And as far as I know, there are no turbines for miles and miles. But that’s not stopping smart marketers from selling wind power to my neighbors. Earlier today my fiancé returned from a shopping trip to the Park Slope Food Co-op, the neighborhood grocery store noted for great prices, …

Bringing turbines to smaller users

If Southwest Windpower has its way, owners of even the smallest parcels of land will be buying turbines. According to an article in Fortune Small Business, the Arizona-based company is rolling out a 45-foot high model for use on home or business sites as small as a half-acre. Old-timers in the wind business will remember …

Welcome to Wind Farm News

Welcome to Wind Farm News, a community that fosters the business of wind farming. We’re a business-to-business (B2B) publication. And I’m a B2B journalist. That means that Wind Farm News is about information and commentary related to the businesses that pull energy from the sky. We’ll look for the most interesting pieces of content available …