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Recently, a new type of ownership has emerged in the wind energy sector in the U.S. that is referred to as community wind. With the fact that there is little literature on empirical experience of such smaller community based projects, this paper attempts to present seven community wind cases in Oregon to identify opportunities and barriers and so to provide practical information to those who are interested in developing community wind.

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NOTICE: this is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 17, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.09.020