The Distributed Wind Market Report: 2023 Edition provides market statistics and analysis along with insights into market trends and characteristics regarding distributed wind energy from 2003 through 2022.

Distributed wind turbines are distributed energy resources connected at the distribution level of an electricity system, or in off-grid applications, to serve specific or local energy needs. 


More Turbines Installed

The capacity, number in turbines, and investment amounts added in 2022 for small wind deployed in the United States increased compared to previous years.


An icon of a small wind turbine

1.6 MW

1,487 turbines

$7.2 million


An icon of a wind turbine.

1.8 MW

1,742 turbines

$9.2 million


An icon of a large wind turbine

2.3 MW

1,745 turbines

$14.6 million


Expansive Power

Cumulative U.S. distributed wind capacity installed from 2003 through 2022 now stands at 1,104 megawatts (MW) from over 90,000 wind turbines across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

Distributed Uses

Agricultural customers installed more new distributed wind projects (in number) in 2022 than any other sector. The utility sector installed more new distributed wind capacity (in megawatts) in 2022 than any other sector.