Wind Energy Basics

These pages provide basic information about wind power, including how wind energy works and the history of wind energy.

Wind Career Map

Chart your path among the wind industry’s broad range of occupations and learn about experience and skills expectations, wage information, and educational requirements. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Wind Energy

A list of frequently asked questions and answers about wind energy.

Frequently Asked Questions about Small Wind Systems

A list of frequently asked questions and answers related to using a small wind energy system to power your home.



  • Wind Technology Resource Center: technical resources on the specific technologies or wind energy research topics through publications, data, analysis, and research and development labs and facilities
  • U.S. Wind Turbine Database: a comprehensive dataset of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics that is updated quarterly
  • Tethys: a website facilitating data sharing and the exchange of information on the environmental effects of offshore wind technology and development
  • OpenEl: Wind Power: a wiki featuring topics crowd-sourced from industry and government agencies
  • Wind Energy Data and Information Gateway: an integrated online system for the archival, discovery, access, integration, and delivery of data and information.


Related Links

Find other sources of information about wind energy, as well as current research and programs in this field.