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.

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Wind Energy FAQ
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about wind energy.
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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 tod...
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How Wind Can Help Us Breathe Easier
Learn how wind energy can provide health and climate benefits that outweigh its costs.
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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Brush up on your knowledge of wind! Get the details on a few of the lesser-known wind energy facts.
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How Do Wind Turbines Work?
Learn the basics of how wind turbines operate to produce clean power from an abundant, renewable resource—the wind.
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Wind Turbines: the Bigger, the Better
Since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—and generate more energy. What’s driving this growth? Let’s take a closer look.
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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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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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