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Wind Resource Maps and Anemometer Loan Program Data

The Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative provides wind maps and validation to help states and regions build capacity to support and accelerate wind energy deployment. Read about the available wind maps for utility-, community-, and residential-scale wind development.

A wind resource map of the United States showing land-based with offshore resources.

The Energy Department, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and AWS Truepower provide the wind resource map that shows land-based with offshore resources. This map is the first to provide wind developers and policy makers with a seamless representation of the wind resources estimated at a 100-m height for all 50 states as well as offshore resources up to 50 nautical miles from shore.

Utility-Scale Wind Resource Maps

States, utilities, and wind energy developers use utility-scale wind resource maps to locate and quantify the wind resource, identifying potentially windy sites within a fairly large region and determining a potential site's economic and technical viability.

Go to the 80-meter land-based wind resource maps.

80-Meter Land-Based

These 80-meter height, high-resolution wind maps can be used as a guide to identify locations for commercial wind development. Estimates of the wind resource potential that would be possible from development of the available windy land areas (after excluding areas unlikely to be developed) are provided in tables and charts.

Go to the 90-meter offshore wind resource maps.

Offshore

These 90-meter height, high-resolution wind maps can be used as a guide to identify offshore locations for commercial wind development. Estimates of the total offshore wind potential that would be possible from development of the available windy offshore areas are provided in tables.

Community-Scale Wind Resource Maps

Counties, towns, utilities, and schools use community-scale wind resource maps to locate and quantify the wind resource, identifying potentially windy sites to determine the site's economic and technical viability.

Go to the 50-meter wind resource maps.

50-Meter

These 50-meter height, high-resolution wind maps can be used as a guide to identify locations for community wind development.

Residential-Scale Wind Resource Maps

Businesses, farms, and homeowners use residential-scale wind resource maps to identify wind sites that may be appropriate for small-scale wind projects.

Go to the 30-meter wind resource maps.

30-Meter

These 30-meter height, high-resolution wind maps can be used as a guide to identify locations for small wind development.

Anemometer Loan Programs and Data

Go to the anemometer loan programs and data.

Find state and Native American anemometer loan programs and anemometer data or reports.