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.

AgMRC. Agricultural Marketing Information Center.

Overview of wind energy in the United States covers information on supply and demand, disadvantages, competitiveness in the renewable energy sector, costs and investments, and business opportunities. Numerous links to news and publication sources, data and statistics, marketing information, business and case studies, and more.

U.S. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Information on the United States' "vast resources of land-based, utility-scale wind energy" and its wind power capacity.   Wind maps and data, reports, publications, news and more.

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.

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.  Formerly, Wind Program.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Includes a page on wind energy with links to publications from other organizations, and success stories.

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.