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Renewable energy, whether it is from wind, water, biomass, or solar, has a value to the overall mix of energy production in Iowa. The only thing Hawkeye REC would encourage you to do is to get all the facts, and know your responsibilities, before you jump into the process of renewable energy possiblities.
Wind Power - know the facts before you buy
Lately, the news is full of stories of wind powered generation being built in the state of Iowa. It has been said that Iowa is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy and by looking at a wind chart of the state one would believe that to be true.
With the increased renewable energy news coverage, we have seen an increase in the number of members seeking information about wind energy. What does a system cost, what size turbine do they need, and what are the requirements to tie a wind generator onto the REC's lines are just a few of the questions being asked.
One valuable resource for learning about the wind energy potential at your location is the Iowa Energy Center. The Energy Center's web site www.energy.iastate.edu has a wealth of information that anyone contemplating such a purchase will find useful. In addition to determing if a wind generator will work for you, knowing the federal regulations involved is also important.
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To find out more information, visit the following websites regarding renewable energy.
Read the manager's column from November 2010 newsletter called "Considering a Residential Wind Turbine?" for more information regarding renewable energy. Know the facts before you buy!
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