Wind Energy

Farmers plowing fields near wind turbines (Copyright IStock).The force of the wind can be converted into mechanical or electrical power. Find information about wind power technologies, research, policies and programs.

Centre for Alternative Technology Charity Limited.

Online wind turbine tutorial which includes activities and demonstration of wind farm technologies. Other free energy educational resources are also available from this Web page.

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Covers topics of general interest for small and home wind energy applications including generating electricity and pumping water.

DOE. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Provides background information on wind energy focused on turbines.

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Offers information including wind energy technology and resources, wind power publications, financial opportunities, current news and events.

DOE. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Data and summary information about wind resources available throughout the United States. Links to other online wind map information is also provided.

Small Wind Certification Council

The Small Wind Certification Council reviews small wind turbines for performance and safety in accordance with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Standard, and reports AWEA Rated Annual Energy, the calculated total energy that would be produced during a one-year period under certain conditions. This can help consumers compare products and gain greater confidence that small turbines have been tested for safety, function, performance and durability, and meet standards.