U.S. Wind Turbine Database and Map Updated
Oct. 1, 2018
In April, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, American Wind Energy Association, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, DOE launched the U.S. Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB), a continuously updated data portal of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics. From the USWTDB site, users can download these data in various formats and view and query the data from the online map viewer. The dataset contains not only the geo-rectified locations of the turbines but also a suite of important characteristics such as the turbine height, rotor diameter, capacity, and year online. In September 2018, the number of "clicks" on the USWTDB surpassed 1 million, indicating the data's broad appeal to a variety of users including government, industry, the general public, and international users. The third quarterly update of the USWTDB since its launch was released on October 1, 2018, with the inclusion of wind turbines installed through June 2018.