The First of its Kind

Randy Joseph, a woodworker and rancher in Baker County, Oregon, had a dream. After convincing the county, state and federal governments to jump on his idea and give him funding, The Lime Wind Energy Project is well underway.
The Lime Wind Energy Project is the first community wind farm in Oregon. Construction begins this summer now that Joseph obtained a loan from the state Department of Energy.
“I have no idea what I’m getting into,” Joseph told the Daily Journal of Commerce. “I’m a woodworker. Talk to me about doors and hinging and I’m pretty articulate.”
Currently Joseph is talking with contractors to find the perfect one for the 3-megawatt project. The farm will host 10-14 wind turbines along the Oregon and Idaho border. When completed the project will total around $5 million, $1.5 million in construction alone.
Joseph jumped on the idea when he realized how important wind energy has become. “Wind projects really got a hold of me,” he said.
Many people are hesitant to start such projects because of the cost, but renewable projects can collect federal grants instead of a credit.
If you are interested in joining the renewable energy community, call Farm Plus today. Low rate farm loans are available for all types of agriculture. Call 866-929-5585 to speak with a representative or visit online for more information on farm loans.