Great article in the NYT today about the trend toward Wind Manufacturers seeking Midwest Production Facilities:


Thanks to Jason for sharing.

Jason Loyet
Bauer Power


The images below illustrate potential locations for Windfarms in the Peoria Metro area. The lighter color is better, usually because it is on higher ground. Western United States locations have more wind, but are farther from the market.

There is a very large Windfarm on I-39 north of I-80. You can see that the area is the same color as areas on the outskirts of metropolitan Peoria.

Images are from the Wind for Illinois web page.


Site where you can plug in your address and it will display a map giving a rough estimation of the wind resource at the exact location. Courtesy of Wind for Illinois.