Committee member Jim Mitchell said that not every community will jump at the chance to have a 65- to 130-foot wind turbine, and there is a lot to learn before giving any project a green light.

Mike Hoadley, the director of business development for GSY Energy said that the most potential site for the project would be west side of the county, and there are devices that look more akin to public art available to soften the visual impact of a move toward wind power.

Field testing was necessary to determine if the geography and wind flowing through the county will support wind power.

There is a wind blowing across the prairie, and you are in the way in Kane County, Mike Hoadley, said.

Hoadley told the committee now is the time to pounce on this sort of project in order to bring more federal stimulus bills to the county.

GSY Energy is a Chicago based company.