Distributed Wind Assistance Program

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Our Mission

 To assist Virginia’s farmers and business owners in applying for USDA grants & loans for wind energy systems.  

The Distributed Wind Assistance Program for Virginia is a new program being launched by the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at James Madison University intended to leverage the excellent wind resources in Virginia where they coincide with rural small business and agricultural producers. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, will advance diversification of the state’s power generation portfolio while simultaneously enabling small businesses and agricultural producers to generate power independently while reducing their electricity costs. 



It is our pleasure to thank you for your demonstrated interest in the possibility of adopting Distributed Wind Energy on your property, and to announce that the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at JMU will host a Distributed Wind Assistance Program (DWAP)  Grant Application Workshop. We hope you will join us for a program update; to receive information regarding equipment options, REAP applications, and financing tips.


Listen to a recording of our previous webinar! (June 18th 2018)

Know Your Wind Speed!

Our program provides a free public service where a wind analysis report is developed to better inform an individual of their own wind resource.  

Ready to Apply for a Wind Energy Grant?  

First we will create a wind analysis report for your property! If you have a suitable wind resource, we then can  touch base and discuss the logistics behind the REAP Application.

Grants for up to 25% of total eligible project.

Engaged Stakeholders

Wind Reports

VA Counties

"We got very serious about our wind project as soon as we got the REAP grant"

–  Jim Martin-Schramm, a professor at the Luther college. 

Latest from the DWAP – FAQ

Q:  “How do I interpret my wind analysis report? “

A: “Refer to the color coded key on the left most portion of the report. Typically a suitable wind resource is a light blue in color and is near 5.6 m/s. “

Special Thanks 

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