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WINDExchange is the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program's platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy. The purpose of WINDExchange is to help communities weigh the benefits and costs of wind energy, understand the deployment process, and make wind development decisions supported by the best available information.

Featured Projects

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Undergraduate teams design, construct, and develop a plan to market a wind-driven power system.

Regional Resource Centers

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Six centers help address the unique challenges and opportunities facing wind energy in key regions of the country.

Wind Resource Maps

A map illustration of the United States showing the various wind speeds across the country.

Land-Based Wind Maps

Wind maps for utility-, community-, and residential-scale land-based wind development.

A map illustration of the United States showing the potential wind capacity for hub heights of 110 and 140 meters  across the country.

Potential Wind Capacity Maps

Wind maps showing the potential wind capacity for turbines at 110- and 140 meter hub heights.


A map illustration of the United States showing the wind speeds at 30-meter hub heights along the coasts of the United States.

Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Maps

Wind maps for utility-scale offshore wind development.

A map illustration in shades of green showing the number of installed wind capacity in megawatts for each state.

Installed Wind Capacity Maps

Maps that show installed wind capacity by state and its progression since 1999.

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