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Iowa Energy Center




Iowans continue to take advantage of the wind’s natural energy and the Iowa Energy Center encourages its development by supporting wind research and demonstration projects, providing up-to-date education sources, and by establishing an online wind assessment study and turbine calculator. The Energy Center also encourages the construction of renewable energy production facilities in Iowa through the Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP).

How Tall Are Wind Turbines?

We are often asked this question, and the best way to answer is to compare the turbine heights and blade span with a well known landmark, the Iowa State Capitol.

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Distributed Generation Guide

Wind Energy Manual

Wind Resource Assessment