Wind energy development presents many legal issues, regardless of the size of the project. Two publications by Farmers Legal Action Group provide valuable assistance to landowners considering wind development projects.
The Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind includes information on negotiating wind property agreements, siting a wind farm, liability risks associated with developing and operating wind turbines, project financing, choice of business structure, government incentives for wind development, and tax consequences. The guide addresses farmer-owned large utility-scale wind farms as well as smaller on-farm and residential wind turbine projects. Negotiating Wind Energy Property Agreements is a compilation of important legal issues to consider when negotiating wind energy property agreements. Both publications are available on the FLAG website at