Wind Energy in Arizona

Find wind data and information in Arizona, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:

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.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 268 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Arizona

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.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Arizona.

Training Locations

Coconino Community College

Arizona Wind Application Center (Northern Arizona University)

Arizona State University


Wind for Schools Project Locations

Williams Elementary-Middle School

Saint Michael Indian School

The Orme School

Dilcon Community School

STAR Schools

Northeastern Arizona Technical Institute of Vocational Education (N.A.T.I.V.E)

Northern Arizona University (SHRM)

Little Singer Community School

Leupp Public School

Ponderosa High School

Hopi Day School

Policies & Incentives


6 local wind energy ordinances

Arizona Incentives

View current Arizona renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard (extra credit for solar or customer-sited renewables)
15.0% by 2025

Arizona Offices & Organizations

25x'25 Alliance

The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.

Arizona Corporation Commission Utilities Division

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

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.

Interwest Energy Alliance

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

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.