U.S. Wind Turbine Database Hits Milestone

March 7, 2019

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB), a continuously updated data portal containing the locations and attributes of all wind turbines across the country, reached 1.4 million page views in its first 11 months! The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office launched the database in April 2018 in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, American Wind Energy Association, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. From the USWTDB website, users can download these data in various formats and view and query the data from the online map viewer. And, as of March 2019, the database can now be pinged using Application Protocol Interface or "API" functionality, meaning users can collect info from and query the database directly. This means the data's broad appeal to a variety of users including government, industry, the general public, and international users will only increase. Launch the viewer.

Join the U.S. Geological Survey for a webinar on how to use the USWTDB's new API capability and how to bring data into Excel and other applications, Tuesday, March 19, 1–1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Register for the webinar.