Wind Energy Resource Center
Wind energy is renewable energy that is harnessed from wind
power. Wind turbines harness wind energy and use it to generate
electricity. Small wind turbines help generate electricity for towns
and even individual homes. Commercial wind turbines are usually part of
wind farms that provide power to electric grids. In the United States
during 2008, 1.3% of all electricity was generated from the wind.
Texas, Iowa, California, Oklahoma, and Minnesota were the states that
generated the most wind power in 2008.
Wind Energy Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy: How Wind Turbines
Work - This article is a detailed explanation of how wind
National Renewable Energy Laboratory -
This article is a simple explanation of the wind research process.
Wind Turbine Use
Energy Kids - This website
contains general information about wind energy and how wind turbines
New Methods for Monitoring and Operating Wind
Turbines - This article explains recently-developed methods
for monitoring and operating wind turbines.
Small Wind Turbine Independent Testing
- This website describes research on small wind turbines.
Offshore Wind Energy - This website
describes research involving offshore wind energy and its effect on the
Wind Power: A Growing Renewable Energy Source
- Information about the advantages of using wind power to harness
Wind Energy Research Reaps Rewards
- This is an article from NASA explaining the benefits of researching
Secretary Chu Announces New Investments in
Cutting-Edge Wind Energy Research Facilities - This article
contains information about approved wind energy research funding.
- The American Wind Energy Association. This is an organization
dedicated to helping further research and investment in wind power
Wind Energy - This website contains
information about the benefits of wind energy. It includes a map and a
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wind
Energy Development - This website states facts about wind
energy and explains the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's role in wind energy
Wind Powering America - This
website includes several wind energy resources and a wealth of
information including detailed maps and state activities.
Wind Energy Development Environmental Concerns
- This website explains the environmental concerns about wind energy
Wind: A Clean Fuel - This website
explains the environmental benefits of wind energy.
Wind Power Environmental Review -
This is an environmental review from New York state about the
environmental impacts of wind power.
Environmental Impacts of Wind-Energy Projects
- This website explains in detail the impacts of wind energy projects
Overview of Wind Energy in California
- This website discusses the costs of wind energy in California.
Nine Wind Energy Projects Receive 2.2 Million
in Grants from Renewable Energy Trust - This article talks
about grants that were given to wind energy projects.
Energy and Environment - This
website explains the large-scale economics of wind energy. It also
talks about guiding principles and the progress that has been made so