Wind Energy 101

Wind 101: The Basics of Wind Energy (opens in a new window)

Wind Energy History

"Wind energy in the United States has a rich history marked with policy leadership and technological innovations many of which were supported by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its members."

More on the history of wind energy from AWEA.ORG

Falling Cost of Wind Energy

Size and Applications of Wind Energy Technology

Parts of a Wind Turbine Power Plant

Power from the Wind

  • As the wind speed increases the power increases exponentially.
  • The same is true for the area swept out.

Wind Speeds Across the US

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All statistics and data included on this website are sourced from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and The Wind Coalition and are updated regularly.