The U.S. Department of Energy’s WINDExchange platform provides easy-to-understand resources to help community decision makers, home and business owners, educators, and students understand the benefits and impacts of wind energy. By sharing the best available science and fact-based wind energy information, WINDExchange enables U.S. communities to:
- Make wind development decisions using a suite of resources and tools.
- Understand siting, permitting, and installation processes.
- Collaborate or partner with many organizations, including non-governmental organizations, academia, and national laboratories.
Resources and outreach materials available through WINDExchange include:
- Information about wind energy for all 50 states and U.S. territories.
- Maps of wind resources and installed wind capacity across the United States.
- A quarterly e-newsletter sharing the latest wind energy news and events.
- Webinars available to the public on a variety of wind energy-related topics.
- A compilation of education and workforce development programs for the next generation of wind energy workers.
- Fact-based information on the community impactsand wildlife impacts of wind energy.
- Models, data, tools, and guidebooks to aid in the siting and development process for wind energy projects.