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Wind Basics and Education

Learn about wind power, the Wind for Schools project and curricula, and locate higher education and training programs.

Learn about Wind

Learn about how wind energy generates power; where the best wind resources are; how you can get wind power; and how and where wind energy has increased over the past decade.

Collegiate Wind Competition

Learn about the competition that is engaging students from various engineering and business programs to provide them with real-world project experience as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Wind for Schools Project

The Wind for Schools project was started by the Department of Energy in 2005 to promote wind industry workforce development by focusing on K-12 and university educators and students. Over the following eight years, the program was a great success, installing over 134 turbines in 11 states and introducing thousands of students and their communities to wind energy and the diverse career opportunities it offers. While funding for Wind for Schools ended in 2013, the Department continues to make online resources available to educators and students interested in wind power as well as schools and communities interested in initiating their own wind turbine project.

School Wind Project Locations

Find locations of installed and planned school wind energy projects in the United States for K-12, community colleges, universities, and more.

Education and Training Programs

Find higher education and continuing education wind programs or training.

Curricula and Teaching Materials

Find links to curricula, tutorials, and teaching materials.


Find publications, news, and websites with information about schools and wind education.


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