The project will cost approximately $3.6m and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The wind farm will utilize two Unison, direct-drive wind turbine generators – a technology based on an advanced gearless system.

Juhl Wind CEO Dan Juhl said that the Winona County construction is the first of a handful of projects the company will build in the second half of 2010 and early part of 2011.

"This project represents a rapidly growing area of our business where we develop wind systems for local communities and institutions," Juhl said.