Public Research Institute, (PRI), believes the solution to the coming power crisis lies in Community Based Renewable Power. 
Community Power, is electricity produced within a community, for use by that community..

The Institute's research has shown that virtually every community has an exploitable renewable resource.

For example::
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A glance at the wind resource maps will show that much of Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Montana have wind resources of Class 3 or better.
Many counties in the Applachian and Rocky mountain districts have wind resources of Class 3 or better.
Most of the rockies and the basin and range regions have geothermal resources.
Virtually every state has exploitable hydro resources, with nearly 6000 existing dams able to generate more than 1000Kwe of power.
Most of the south west is suitable for solar power production
The essential requirements for a successful power project are the following:
1. Your community must have a resource, be it wind, hydro, solar, or geothermal, available to it.
2. Your community must be able to secure control of the resource, through deed or lease.
3. Your communitity's leadership, (mayor, council, administrator, etc.) must be favorable to the project.
4. The minimum project size is 250 Kwe for solar, 250 Kwe for wind, 500 Kwe for hydro, and 1000 Kwe for geothermal.
5. A credible buyer must be willing to commit to purchasing the power over the life of the project.
If your project meets the above criteria, it can be developed.    Development proceeds via the following steps:
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1. An initial assessment of the resource to verify the power production capability it has..
2. An assessment of the marketability of the power..
3. Incorporation of the above into a bankable feasibility study.
4. Organization of the producing entity, or sale of the project to a producer.
5. Arrangement of financing.
6. Construction
7. Operation