Community wind is characterized by local participation, usually in the form of ownership and control. A variety of business models and applications have emerged in this growing and popular form of wind energy development. The applications can be "behind the meter" (providing electricity directly to the home /business/school) or mini-wind farms selling power to the local utility. Community wind projects usually range in size from less than 1 MW to 20 MW, and sometimes larger. Wind projects owned by public power entities (cooperatives and municipalities) are considered community wind, as they are owned by the local electricity customers. Read more.