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.