Wind Power

In recent years, the proliferation of wind power has been driven by federal and state legislation, technological advancements and the continuing push for a clean energy economy. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the total wind power capacity now operating in the United States is more than 35,600 MW, or enough energy to power the equivalent of 9.7 million homes.

Whether it is the approval, design and construction of a utility-scale wind project, an on-site wind turbine for off-grid power or wind power procurement from utility companies, Ameresco can guide customers through the entire process, from government and community approval to implementation to ownership.

While the installation and maintenance of on-site wind turbines can be an expensive undertaking, we can help organizations to finance the project without up-front capital by using a portion of the resulting energy savings or Renewable Energy Bonds as funding. Ameresco can design, own, operate and maintain wind power projects, taking over the ownership risks from the customer.

With decades of experience in meeting the challenges surrounding energy projects involving public and private lands, our energy services specialists work with state governments, utility companies, private land owners and surrounding communities to navigate the bureaucracy and public concerns inherent in developing utility-scale wind projects.

View of wind turbine farm on a hillside with a large turbine in the foreground


Porta Community Unit School District #202 in Petersburg is the first Illinois school district to have renewable wind, geothermal and solar power options, all of which were financed through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). By itself, the photovoltaic system generates an estimated 800 kWh each year, contributing to annual energy savings of $319,864 in energy costs each year.

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