Virginia Renewables Siting Scoring System (VRS3) by Dr. Maria Papadakis and Dr. Jonathan Miles, James Madison University
The VRS3 scoring system is a land use planning tool that enables communities to systematically evaluate and compare different locations as to their degree of suitability for wind turbines. It guides users through a variety of factors, including technical feasibility, land use considerations, natural resource and wildlife impacts, and community development criteria. The VRS3 workbook and resources may be downloaded at http://vrs3.cisat.jmu.edu. The GIS files are also available for no charge on CD or DVD upon request to the authors. Read on.