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  • This map shows wind potential capacity for turbine hub heights at 140 meters.
    Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential

    December 10, 2014 6:03 PM

    Our National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with the Energy Department’s Wind Program and AWS Truepower, has released new maps that illustrate vast potential for wind energy in the United States.

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  • Workers prepare to service a turbine. | Photo credit National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).
    New Wind Career Map Navigates Industry Jobs

    November 3, 2014 2:00 PM

    In an effort to support the wind industry’s recruitment of skilled workers, the Energy Department has developed a - “Wind Career Map,” a web-based tool that highlights the broad range of careers and required skill sets across the wind power industry. The occupations featured in the Wind Career Map range from technicians who install and maintain wind turbines to educators who will train the next generation of wind engineers and business leaders.

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