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Small Wind – Will it Work for You?


Local MSU Extension Program to educate idividuals interested in Small Wind Projects

Interested in learning more about small wind projects? MSU Extension is offering an educational program entitled Small Wind – Will it work for you.

Small Wind – Will it Work for You?
Local Program To Be Offered Monday, August 30
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Washtenaw County MSU Extension Office

Dr. Steve Harsh and Dr. Lynn Hamilton, Michigan State University Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics will discuss the following topics at the program:

What’s New in Renewable Energy Policy? Recent state and federal laws have had made wind energy a much better investment than in the past – we’ll update you on these new incentives.

Steps to a Successful Small Wind Project
We’ve developed a new Michigan-specific checklist of factors to consider before investing in a wind turbine – this will help you decide if wind will work for you.

Economics of Small Wind
We’ll present case studies using our small wind economic model and Michigan wind data collected from our anemometer loan program to show what factors really make a difference in whether small wind pays for itself.

An Overview of USDA REAP Program The 2008 Farm Bill includes millions of dollars in funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for farms and rural small businesses.  The Renewable Energy for America Program provides grants of 25% of the cost of adopting these technologies (up to $500,000).  Congress has allocated $70 million each year for 2011 and 2012 to support the REAP program. 

Call 734-997-1678 for more information

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