Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

Developed by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Small Wind Energy Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. This one is a checklist of questions to help you consider whether small wind will work for you.


  • Available wind resource
  • Energy consumption
  • Financing a small wind system
  • Investment in tall tower
  • Price of electricity
  • Space for a turbine
  • Wind system maintenance
  • Zoning restrictions


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