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2014 Wind Market Report

Energy Department Reports Highlight Trends of Growing U.S. Wind Energy Industry
In 2014, U.S. turbines in distributed applications reached a cumulative installed capacity of more than 906 megawatts, enough to power more than 168,000 average American homes. | Photo courtesy of Aegis Renewable Energy; Waitsfield, Vermont.

Reports show wind energy industry continued impressive growth in 2014, solidifying America’s position as a global leader in wind energy.

EERE 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report Finds Wind Power at Record Low Prices
2014 Wind Market Report

2014 proved to be a strong year for the wind industry as the United States remained a global leader in wind energy.

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2015 grew to 102 meters, up 113 percent since 1998–1999. | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo.

Get the details on a few of the lesser known wind energy facts.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems 100 kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.

Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications. Mini-Doc: Behind the Scenes at the Collegiate Wind Competition

Go behind the scenes at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition as we follow students who will make a big difference in America's clean energy future.

Unlocking Our Nation’s Wind Potential
New map shows how taller wind turbines could help unlock wind's potential in all 50 states, especially in the southeastern U.S. | Map courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Wind power is a growing source of low-cost, renewable energy in the U.S. A new report shows how next-generation wind turbine technology can unlock wind's potential.

Wind Energy Supporting 600,000 Jobs by 2050
2014 Wind Market Report

The Energy Department’s Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from wind through 2050.

Want a Tax Credit for a Small Wind System? Be Sure It's Certified!
A small wind turbine can produce enough energy to cover the electricity costs of the average American home. | Photo from Bergey Windpower Co., Inc.; NREL 13830

Small wind electric systems must now be certified in order to qualify for the 30% investment tax credit.