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.