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Commercial Wind Power
 
Most wind commercial production turbines are designed to use wind blowing from 9 to 65 mph. However, because wind speed varies, the annual power production is typically about one-third of the full turbine generating capacity. For this reason, good site selection and turbine choice are critical to a commercial wind projects success. 
 
 
                    
 
Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy, Legal Issues in Farming the Wind 
June 2007, published by the Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) fron Saint Paul Minnesota.
 
"This book serves as a guide to the many legal issues faced by farmers and rural landowners who seek to develop wind energy projects. The Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind provides legal information for individuals developing wind projects, regardless of size. This includes farmer-owned large utility-scale wind farms as well as smaller on-farm or residential wind turbine projects. Legal issues covered in this guide include negotiating wind property agreements, siting a wind farm, liability risks associated with developing and operating wind turbines, project financing, choice of business structure, government incentives for wind development, and the tax consequences of these efforts."
 
 
 
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