Three community banks in Massachusetts' South Shore teamed up to finance a $4 million wind project called Camelot Wind in Plymouth, Mass., showing how private-sector investors can help in small-scale wind development, writes columnist Jon Chesto. "These banks have long specialized in home mortgages and traditional small business loans -- not wind turbines and solar panels. But now that they've figured out how to underwrite Camelot Wind, they've got a blueprint for the future," Chesto writes.

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