Many consumers associate wind energy technologies with utility-scale wind facilities; however, wind energy technologies can also be used in a broad range of distributed applications. While utility-scale wind involves large arrays that provide power to consumers through their utilities, distributed wind energy installations supply power directly to homes, farms, businesses, and communities. See what distributed wind looks like:
The following case studies are intended to provide a visually compelling and informative resource to educate consumers on the many facets and opportunities within the distributed wind industry. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Distributed Wind Installers Collaborative (DWIC) developed these case studies to illustrate examples of successful projects: