Image courtesy of Peter Ralston © 2016

Siting, financing and building a community wind project

CLIENT | Fox Islands Electric Cooperative

Video courtesy of Compass Light Productions © 2016

Image courtesy of Peter Ralston © 2016

Image courtesy of Peter Ralston © 2016


Fox Islands Wind (FIW) is the operating company that financed and built three 1,5 megawatt wind turbines that supplies all the electricity used by 2000 ratepayers for the communities of Vinalhaven and North Haven.


We serve on the board of directors that managed the wind company’s local, state and federal permitting process, secured its financing through the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and a tax equity investor and the sale of its Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).


Renewable energy project siting and management presents opportunities for communities to secure long term stable electricity prices at cost effective rates.


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