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These photographs, videos, maps, and animations provide information about wind energy resources and the Wind Energy Technologies Office.

Photos

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Image Gallery has a collection of wind energy photographs. Additional photographs are also available from the American Wind Energy Association. Distributed wind photographs are available from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Distributed Wind Photo Gallery

For more information about the case studies highlighted this gallery, see the Distributed Wind Photo Gallery page.

Videos

The following videos provide basic information about wind energy and projects supported by the Wind Energy Technologies Office.

Wind Turbines 101

Energy 101: Wind Turbines - 2014 Update

DOE's "Wind Turbines 101" video explains how wind technologies work and highlights some of the Wind Program's efforts in R&D in this area.

Tour a Wind Turbine

Tour A (Wind) Turbine - #RoundIsAShape (U.S. Department of Energy) GoPro

Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e): Enabling the Wind Plant of Tomorrow

Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e): Enabling the Wind Plant of Tomorrow

Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) is a multi-year DOE research initiative targeting significant reductions in the cost of wind energy through an improved understanding of the complex physics governing electricity generation by wind plants. The goal of A2e is to ensure future wind plants are sited, built, and operated in a way that produces the most cost-effective, usable electric power.

America's First Offshore Wind Farm

America's First Offshore Wind Farm

Transforming Wind Turbine Blade Mold Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Transforming Wind Turbine Blade Mold Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Energy by the Numbers: Collegiate Wind Competition

Energy By The Numbers: Collegiate Wind Competition

Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) Timelapse

SWiFT Time-lapse

Wind Turbine Timelapse

Wind Turbine Timelapse

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory installs a 1.5-MW wind turbine at its National Wind Technology Center. Text version.

Wind Vision Videos

Learn more about Wind Vision—the Energy Department's new initiative to revisit the findings of the 2008 DOE 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report and to develop a renewed vision for U.S. wind power research, development, and deployment—by watching the videos below.

Department of Energy Wind Vision: An Industry Preview

The U.S. Department of Energy previewed findings of the Wind Vision report at the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER conference in May 2014. An earlier industry update from 2013 is also available.

Wind Vision Presentation

Wind Vision Testimonials

Wind Vision Testimonials

Wind Vision Animated Video

Wind Vision

Wind Turbine Education and Training B-Roll

This free, downloadable B-roll footage (additional footage here) from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is for use by news media and education organizations. This high-resolution video features wind turbine education and training, shot on location in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

Animations

Animation: How a Wind Turbine Works
This animation shows how energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor.
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How Distributed Wind Works
Distributed wind systems are connected on the customer side of the meter to meet the onsite load or directly to distribution or microgrids.
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Maps

A map of the wind resources in the United States, including the high offshore wind resources

WINDExchange provides wind maps and validation to help homeowners, communities, states and regions consider and plan for wind energy deployment. The maps show the existing wind capacity and the potential wind resources up to 140 meters above ground, including land-based and offshore maps. Read about the available wind maps for utility-, community-, and residential-scale wind development. 

The Wind Energy Technologies Office Projects Map shows the office’s investments in wind research, development, and testing projects across the country.

A screenshot of the AWEA U.S. wind industry map.

The American Wind Energy Association U.S. Wind Industry Map displays online wind projects and wind-related manufacturing facilities.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office works with facilities across the United States to offer wind research and testing capabilities to meet industry needs. View their locations in the wind facilities map.

A map of testing facilities in the United States