Iowa, one of the windiest states?

Monday, October 03, 2016

It’s true! Iowa ranks No. 5 in terms of windiest weather. Wind power now makes up more than a quarter of all the electricity generated in the state.

To make the most of this natural resource, Windtest, a German wind energy company, has located it North American headquarters in Estherville. The company offices are in the Sustainable Energy Resource Technology building at Iowa Lakes Community College. (For more information about the company, check out its website:

Windtest is just one of several new companies that call the Iowa Lakes Corridor home. Since 1999, over 40 companies and more than 3,000 new jobs have furthered economic growth in the region. (To find out more, look here:

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