Wind turbines

The force of the wind can be converted into mechanical or electrical power. Find information about wind power technologies, research, policies and programs.

Exploring Ways to Use Wind Energy

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Covers topics of general interest for small and home wind energy applications including generating electricity and pumping water.

Wind Program

DOE. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Offers information including wind energy technology and resources, wind power publications, financial opportunities, current news and events.

Wind Energy Basics

DOE. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Provides background information on wind energy focused on turbines.

Windfarm Interactive

Centre for Alternative Technology Charity Limited.

Online wind turbine tutorial which includes activities and demonstration of wind farm technologies. Other free energy educational resources are also available from this Web page.

Farm Energy Alternatives

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Includes a page on wind energy with links to publications from other organizations, success stories, and the ATTRA publication Small-Scale Wind Energy on the Farm.

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States

DOE. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Data and summary information about wind resources available throughout the United States. Links to other online wind map information is also provided.

Small Wind Certification Council

Small Wind Certification Council

The Small Wind Certification Council reviews small wind turbines for performance and safety in accordance with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Standard, and reports AWEA Rated Annual Energy, the calculated total energy that would be produced during a one-year period under certain conditions. This can help consumers compare products and gain greater confidence that small turbines have been tested for safety, function, performance and durability, and meet standards.