Saturday, January 15, 2005

Wind Energy Library

Complimentary Resource Library From AWEA's Communications Department
SEE ALSO: AWEA Online Bookstore

AWEA wind energy information resources available free of charge via the Internet, document download or mail include:
Documents and Reports
Fact Sheets
Audio/Visual materials, and
Archives of news releases, newsletter articles, and photographs
Publications Available from Other Groups
Renewable Energy Blogs (Web Logs)
Resource Library Features:
Workshop Proceedings: Wind Energy and Birds/Bats
Information Guide for 2004
Wind Energy Teachers Guide
Article on Wind/Utility Integration Issues
Wind Energy Financing
Wind Web Tutorial
Wind Energy Outlook 2004
Updated Small Wind Systems Slide Show
Wind Energy Applications Guide
Many of our complimentary publications require a PDF document reader. Download the free version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader that's suitable for your PC or Mac.
Documents and Reports
Wind Energy Teachers Guide (Download pdf document)
Learning about wind energy can be both fun and instructive, whether it is at the elementary school or 6-12th grade levels.This guide provides teacher information, ideas for sparking children's and students' interest, suggestions for activities to undertake in and outside the classroom, and research tools for both teachers and students.
Wind Energy FinancingA new, under-development resource of links, resources and vital information for those seeking to finance wind projects or understand the economic and regulatory issues associated with wind energy development.(Financing Section)
Article on Wind/Utility Integration Issues - "Bringing Wind Energy Up to 'Code'"(Download pdf document)This article by AWEA Executive Director Randall Swisher appeared in the June 2004 issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine and provides up-to-date information about the progress of wind energy technology and its impact on electric utility systems.
Wind Energy Applications Guide (Download pdf document)An introduction to various wind power applications for locations with underdeveloped transmission systems, from remote water pumping to village electrification.
WIND WEB TUTORIAL - Most Frequently Asked Questions About Wind EnergyA Question-Answer review of the latest information about Wind Energy Basics, Costs, Potential, Economics, Environmental Impacts, Offshore Projects, Industry Statistics, Small Wind, Policy Issues, and Information Resources. Updated March 2004(Wind Web Tutorial)
Global Market Reports Updated March 10, 20042004 Report: updated annuallyReport on the current state of the worldwide wind power industry, including growth estimates and installed capacity figures on a region-by-region basis. Previous AWEA Global Market Reports:1999 2000 2001 2002 2003Public Attitudes on Wind Energy,Renewables, and the EnvironmentDownload pdf Document11 page summary of public opinion surveys on the environment in general, renewable energy in general, and wind energy in particular in that order, using data gathered from polling in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Wind Energy and Birds/Bats Workshop ProceedingsDownload pdf DocumentProceedings of a comprehensive two-day workshop on wind energy, birds, and bats co-sponsored by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in Washington, D.C., May, 2004. An excellent summary of current research and knowledge on the topic.Wind Energy Information Guide 2004 Paperback, 16 pagesDownload PDF DocumentAn indispensable list of contact information and Web site addresses for resources that provide a range of general and technical information about wind energy, including general information, wind and renewable energy, university programs and research institutes, international wind energy associations and others. For live links to many of the sites listed in the Guide, please visit the Links section of our Web site.
Wind Energy OUTLOOK 2004 Updated annually6-page full-color brochure (PDF document)AWEA's up-to-date assessment of the wind industry.

Fact Sheets
One or two-page issue briefs covering the full range of issues, including wind energy costs, economics, environment, market and policy.
For a list of titles in available in Adobe PDF format go to:
Additional State Program Fact Sheets are also available:Iowa Fact Sheets
New York Fact Sheets
Pennsylvania Fact Sheets
Additional Environmental Fact Sheets: Wind and CO2
Comparative water use
DatabasesCurrent and Planned Wind Power Projects DatabaseDownloadable state-by state at Also available as an Excel spreadsheet (to come)Detailed listing of U.S. existing and planned wind power projects, organized by state. Includes installed capacity and location, as well as developer, power purchaser and turbine manufacturerGreen Power databaseAlso available as an Excel spreadsheet (to come)State-by-state listing of green power and green marketing products that have a wind power component. Spreadsheet tracks number of utilities in regulated states offering green power products and marketers in competitive states. For each product, lists product, price, prominent customers and other details. Emissions spreadsheetExcel spreadsheet that supports the Fact Sheet, "Comparative Air Emissions of Wind and Other Fuels." Allows users to calculate estimations of avoided emissions, when compared to convention fuels, equivalent trees planted, etc.
Audio/VisualAWEA Wind Energy Slide Show (2002)A graphic presentation of wind power statistics, including a discussion of wind power technology, economics and market.
Small Wind Systems Slide Show

AWEA's new small wind slide show can be viewed from your browser in PowerPoint, Acrobat PDF or HTML format (Webshow) or downloaded for later use in promotional or educational presentations.
Small Wind Webshow(Includes access to PowerPoint and PDF Versions)

Small Wind Display
This 3-panel outreach display gives an overview of AWEA’s small wind resources including the Small Wind Toolbox, slideshows, Success Stories, Small Wind Permitting Handbook and Direct Mail Campaigns. Download the 25” x 40” pdf panels.
AWEA Small Wind Display PDF Panels:Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3
Fundamentals of Wind Power CD (under development) Walks a beginner through the various stages of developing a wind farm, plus examines the current state of the various wind power markets.
Photo libraryAWEA maintains a loan library of photographs for media and non-profits. Please email or call (202) 383-2500 for more information. Archive of AWEA news releases
Archive of Wind Energy Weekly ArticlesWind Energy Weekly
Archive of Windletter ArticlesWindletterMembership List
Publications Available From Other Groups
National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC)
Avian Collisions with Wind Turbines: A Summary of Existing Studies and Comparisons to Other Sources of Avian Collision Mortality in the United States
Permitting of Wind Energy Facilities: A Handbook
Siting Issues for Wind Power Plants
Wind Energy Costs
The National Renewable Research LaboratoryNational Wind Technology Center (NWTC)
NWTC Virtual Library
The Renewable Energy Policy Project/Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
Blending Wind and Solar into the Diesel Generator Market Clean Government: Options for Governments to Buy Renewable EnergyCooperative Wind: How Co-ops and Advocates Expanded Wind Power in MinnesotaThe Environmental Imperative: A Driving Force in the Development and Deployment of Renewable Energy TechnologiesA Guide to the Clean Air Act for the Renewable Energy CommunityWind Clusters: Expanding the Market Appeal of Wind Energy Systems

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