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Residential-Scale 30-Meter Wind Maps

The Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative provides 30-meter (m) height, high-resolution wind resource maps for the United States. Businesses, farms, and homeowners use residential-scale wind resource maps to identify wind sites that may be appropriate for small-scale wind projects.

A wind resource map of the United States. Go to the California wind resource map. Go to the Washington wind resource map. Go to the Oregon wind resource map. Go to the Idaho wind resource map. Go to the Nevada wind resource map. Go to the Montana wind resource map. Go to the Wyoming wind resource map. Go to the Utah wind resource map. Go to the Colorado wind resource map. Go to the Arizona wind resource map. Go to the New Mexico wind resource map. Go to the North Dakota wind resource map. Go to the South Dakota wind resource map. Go to the Nebraska wind resource map. Go to the Kansas wind resource map. Go to the Oklahoma wind resource map. Go to the Texas wind resource map. Go to the Minnesota wind resource map. Go to the Iowa wind resource map. Go to the Missouri wind resource map. Go to the Arkansas wind resource map. Go to the Louisiana wind resource map. Go to the Wisconsin wind resource map. Go to the Illinois wind resource map. Go to the Indiana wind resource map. Go to the Michigan wind resource map. Go to the Ohio wind resource map. Go to the Kentucky wind resource map. Go to the Tennessee wind resource map. Go to the Mississippi wind resource map. Go to the Alabama wind resource map. Go to the Florida wind resource map. Go to the Georgia wind resource map. Go to the South Carolina wind resource map. Go to the North Carolina wind resource map. Go to the Virginia wind resource map. Go to the West Virginia wind resource map. Go to the Pennsylvania wind resource map. Go to the Maryland wind resource map. Go to the Delaware wind resource map. Go to the New Jersey wind resource map. Go to the New York wind resource map. Go to the Connecticut wind resource map. Go to the Rhode Island wind resource map. Go to the Massachusetts wind resource map. Go to the Vermont wind resource map. Go to the New Hampshire wind resource map. Go to the Maine wind resource map. Go to the Alaska wind resource map. Go to the Hawaii wind resource map. Enlarge image

Download a printable U.S. map. If you have a disability and need assistance reading the wind map, please email the webmaster.

About the 30-Meter Wind Resource Maps

This map shows the predicted mean annual wind speeds at a 30-m height, presented at a spatial resolution of 2 kilometers that is interpolated to a finer scale. Areas with good exposure to prevailing winds and annual average wind speeds around 4 meters per second and greater at a 30-m height are generally considered to have a suitable wind resource for small wind projects. Small wind turbines are typically installed between 15 and 40 m high.

The average wind speeds indicated on this map are model-derived estimates that may not represent the true wind resource at any given location. Small terrain features, vegetation, buildings, and atmospheric effects may cause the wind speed to depart from the map estimates. Consumers should seek expert advice for siting wind turbines and estimating their energy production.