Man has been harnessing the wind’s energy for hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been primarily used for pumping water and grinding grain. Today, the windmill’s modern equivalent—the wind turbine—can use the wind’s energy to liquefy the air in order to generate electricity.
Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative designed to increase the use of wind energy across the United States by working with regional stakeholders. State-by-state breakdowns of wind resource potential, success stories, installed wind capacity, news, events, and other resources are updated regularly.
Wind Finder offers global wind statistics, predominant wind direction, and wind strength analysis.