Recent years have seen major growth in wind energy, and deployment projections indicate this trend will continue for all parts of the wind industry, from small distributed and community wind projects to massive land-based and offshore utility-scale facilities. Record numbers of Americans see wind energy as an important contributor to a secure and clean energy portfolio, and thousands of decisions are made every year at the household, local, state, and regional levels about wind energy deployment. This page provides information about regional assistance and engagement activities, economic impacts of wind deployment, and wind farm siting.
Because the circumstances for wind energy development vary widely across the country, the U.S. Department of Energy funds six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers to help address the unique challenges and opportunities facing wind energy in key regions of the country.
Choosing a proper site for a wind turbine or wind farm is critical to a successful project. This section provides resources about wind turbine siting.