2017 Distributed Wind Market Report

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Cover of the 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report.

The 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the distributed wind market, along with insight into its trends and characteristics.

Key findings of report include:

  • In total, U.S. wind turbines in distributed applications reached a cumulative installed capacity of 1,076 MW.
  • This capacity comes from roughly 81,000 turbines installed across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.
  • Iowa, Ohio, and California led the United States in new distributed wind capacity installed in 2017 as a result of large-scale turbines installed by commercial and industrial facilities and electricity distribution utilities.
  • Thirty-five percent of distributed wind projects installed in 2017 were at homes, and 25% were agricultural installations.
  • U.S. manufacturers of small wind turbines and their supply chain vendors are located in 27 states.
  • Between 2015 and 2017, U.S.-based small wind turbine manufacturers accounted for more than $226 million in export sales.

For additional project data, see PNNL's distributed wind web page.