Wind Energy in Arizona

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 857 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

Based on EIA data from 2022

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

Northern Arizona University

Arizona State University

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Arizona.

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

WETO R&D Projects

U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office's Wind R&D Projects Map

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

map of wind turbines in Arizona

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

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

Interwest is a regional trade association representing developers and manufacturers of large-scale renewable energy, working for the responsible expansion of renewable energy in 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.