US Wind

The distributed wind turbine pictured is located in Neodesha, Kansas. Image courtesy of Pecos Wind Power & DOE.

12 American Companies Will Help Expand Distributed Wind Across the Rural United States

Companies Will Work To Boost Clean Energy Options for Farmers, Small Business Owners, and Electric Co-Ops With U.S. Department of Energy Competitiveness Improvement Project Funding The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced plans to award $3.15 million to 12 American component suppliers and manufacturers of small- … [continued]

Distributed Wind Top Photo Contributors Are Here

Each year, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) launches a search for the best distributed wind energy photos across the United States and its territories for PNNL’s Distributed Wind Photo Gallery. The annual photo search aids PNNL’s efforts to highlight distributed wind technologies and the customers they serve. Check out 2024’s photo selections—including … [continued]

Graphs: U.S. Wind Generation Declined in 2023 for the First Time Since the 1990s

U.S. electricity generation from wind turbines decreased for the first time since the mid-1990s in 2023 despite the addition of 6.2 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity last year. Data from our Power Plant Operations Report show that U.S. wind generation in 2023 totaled 425,235 gigawatt-hours (GWh), 2.1% less than the 434,297 … [continued]

Solar & Battery Storage to Make Up 81% of New U.S. Electric-Generating Capacity in 2024

Developers and power plant owners plan to add 62.8 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity in 2024, according to our latest Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. This addition would be 55% more added capacity than the 40.4 GW added in 2023 (the most since 2003) and points to a continued … [continued]