Use these helpful links to learn more about wind energy:
FEDERAL AND STATE INITIATIVES
WINDExchange is the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program's platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy. The purpose of WINDExchange is to help communities weigh the benefits and costs of wind energy, understand the deployment process, and make wind development decisions supported by the best available information.
The United States Offshore Wind Collaborative
The mission of the US Offshore Wind Collaborative is to address the technical, environmental, economic and regulatory issues necessary to catalyze the sustainable development of offshore wind energy in the waters of the United States.
Virginia Wind Energy Coastal Consortium (VCERC)
VCERC provides the research and development required for the commercialization and implementation of renewable energy by using algal biomass, wind and wave resources available in Virginia.
Small Wind Certification Council
The Small Wind Certification Council, as an independent certification body, will certify that small wind turbines meet or exceed the performance, durability, and safety requirements of the Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard. This certification will provide a common North American standard for reporting turbine energy and sound performance, and help small wind technology gain mainstream acceptance.
WIND INDUSTRY INITIATIVES
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
AWEA is a national trade association representing those involved in the wind industry and wind energy advocates from around the world. AWEA provides up to date information on current and new wind energy projects, companies in the wind energy field, technology development, and policy developments related to wind and other renewable energy development.
Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute: Wind Energy
The Strategic Energy Institute serves as a national resource for energy information dissemination and plays a leadership role in the transition to a more sustainable energy economy, in part by conducting research on wind energy.
North Carolina Wind Energy at Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University has developed a Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site, a unique program that is open to the public to give first-hand experience with wind power technology. Tours and workshops on small wind, conducted by the North Carolina Small Wind Initiative, are hosted at the facility, which is maintained by ASU students, faculty, and staff.
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy promotes responsible energy choices, including wind energy, that ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. This organization assists state energy offices in the region to help coordinate wind working group initiatives.
The National Audubon Society
Audubon conserves and restores natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Audubon supports properly-sited wind power as a clean alternative energy source that reduces the threat of global warming.
Windustry promotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset. Through member supported outreach, education and advocacy this organization works to remove the barriers to broad community ownership of wind energy.
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