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The United States is home to one of the largest and fastest-growing wind markets in the world. To stay competitive in this sector, the Energy Department invests in wind research and development projects, both on land and offshore, to advance technology innovations, create job opportunities and boost economic growth.

Moving forward, the U.S. wind industry remains a critical part of the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to cut carbon pollution, diversify our energy economy and bring the next generation of American-made clean energy technologies to market.

Wind Vision
The DOE Wind Program, in close cooperation with the wind industry, has launched a new initiative, called Wind Vision, to revisit the findings of t...
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America's First Offshore Wind Farm

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How a Wind Turbine Works

Part of our How Energy Works series, a comprehensive look at how wind turbines work.

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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Get the details on a few of the lesser known wind energy facts.
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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
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History of U.S. Wind Energy

Through history, the use of wind power has waxed and waned,from the use of windmills in centuries past to high tech wind turbines on wind farms...

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Quiz: Test Your Wind Energy IQ

How much do you know about wind energy? Test your knowledge with our wind power quiz!

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Reports

Milestones on the Road to the Wind Vision

The Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report assesses the potential economic and social benefits of a study scenario where U.S. wind power...

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National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in the United States
Offshore wind energy holds the promise of significant environmental and economic benefits for the United States.
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2016 Wind Technologies Market Report
Wind power capacity in the United States experienced strong growth in 2016.
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2016 Distributed Wind Market Report
This report provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the distributed wind market, along with insight into its trends and characteristics.
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2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
This report provides quantitative information about the offshore wind market, technology, and cost trends in the United States.
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