​​​​​​Finance is a crucial component of distributed wind development. Because renewable energy projects are more capital-intensive than conventional fossil fuel generation projects, their long-term financial performances are sensitive to cost of capital and how their financing is structured when the project is undertaken. This report looks at various types of financing, incentives, and business models that can be used by electric cooperatives and other rural utilities to deploy distributed wind projects, or to support their members in doing so.

More information and resources from the Rural Area Distributed Wind Integration Network Development ​(RADWIND) Project can be found here.​​​​
​This report and the RADWIND Projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Wind Energy Technology Office (WETO), under Award Number DE-EE0008958.0001. ​