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Wind power can be a source of energy for homes throughout the United States that meet the necessary requirements. Wind power is a renewable energy resource and classified according to wind power classes. The lowest wind power class is 1 and the highest is 7.
In order to effectively utilize wind power, you should live in an area which has a wind class of 4 or above. Factors such as whether your home is located at the top of a hill or in a valley could also affect whether or not your home is suitable for wind-generated energy. For specific information on what wind power class your geographic area falls under, you can check the wind resource map specific to your home state on the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Web site.