In Oregon, Illinois, an old farmhouse just outside of town is a hotbed of alternative energy. It's primarily heated by wood and they have a wind generator, although it's mainly used for educational purposes.
Editor's Take: A couple in Illinois takes renewable energy to heart, installing solar, wind and biomass systems to power their farm. Former environmental science professors, the two retired and then founded the Illinois Renewable Energy Association and have used their expertise to help local business owners use renewables to power their operations. Their story is inspirational and I hope you’ll read it by clicking on the link above. — JMR