Wind Energy in Arizona
Find wind data and information in Arizona, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 268 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Arizona.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
6 local wind energy ordinances
View current Arizona renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
AZ Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Tempe - 2035
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Arizona funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Arizona from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.
Arizona Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
In 2006, the Commission approved the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST), which requires regulated electric utilities to generate 15% of their energy from renewable resources by 2025.
Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. The group's projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels and include stakeholders from governments and the private and nonprofit sectors. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies.
The Interwest Energy Alliance is a non-profit trade association that represents the nation’s leading companies in the renewable energy industry, bringing them together with nongovernmental organizations in the West (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).
Northern Arizona University is home to Arizona’s Wind for Schools Project. Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the project supports K-12 schools and community colleges in the process of installing small wind turbines and implementing wind energy curriculum in the state. Wind for Schools provides support to rural schools for the installation of anemometer equipment or small wind turbines. Wind for Schools staff members help school districts through the process of permitting and installing this equipment at selected schools, and provide ongoing technical support for the project installations.