It’s more than just corn and beans that can be harvested in Iowa. Did you know Iowa, especially the Siouxland area, is a prime spot for wind energy? Wind levels are categorized in classes, with classes three or higher being harvest-able wind for energy. The Siouxland area has some advantages: being located on I-29, being smack in the middle of all other major interstates (I-94, I-90, I-80, and I-70), and having the class three level winds.
Iowa ranks # 1 in the nation for Bioenergy Investments according to Business Facilities magazine. Iowa is also recognized by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) as # 2 in the nation for “existing capacity” for wind energy projects.
Looking at all these facts it makes perfect sense for wind energy to be greatly considered for the Siouxland area. Siouxland’s close proximity to wind resources and unparalleled access to major transportation outlets makes Siouxland the ideal location for wind turbine, blade and component manufacturing.