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.
The Wind Vision Report takes America’s current installed wind power capacity and assesses the potential benefits of various scenarios.VIEW MORE
Learn more about WETO’s R&D portfolio with an interactive map that allows users to search by states and types of partner organizations.VIEW MORE
Part of our How Energy Works series, a comprehensive look at how wind turbines work.Learn More
Brush up on your knowledge of wind! Get the details on a few of the lesser-known wind energy facts.Learn More
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.Learn More
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.Learn More
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 tod...Learn More
How much do you know about wind energy? Test your knowledge with our wind power quiz!Learn More
The Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report assesses the potential economic and social benefits of a study scenario where U.S. wind power supplies 10% of the nation’s electrical demand by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050. It also outlines a roa...Learn More
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.Learn More
Wind power capacity in the United States experienced strong growth in 2016.Learn More
This report provides stakeholders with statistics and analysis of the distributed wind market, along with insight into its trends and characteristics.Learn More
This report provides quantitative information about the offshore wind market, technology, and cost trends in the United States.Learn More