Wind Energy in Florida
Find wind data and information in Florida, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
Based on EIA data from 2021
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 Florida.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
2 local wind energy ordinances
View current Florida renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Florida.
FL Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Dunedin - 2050
- Gainesville - 2045
- Largo - No specified date
- Orlando - 2050
- Sarasota - 2045
- Tallahassee - 2050
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Florida funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Florida 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.
Florida Offices & Organizations
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has seen strong interest in offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf. BOEM works closely with certain coastal states regarding offshore energy development and is in the process of coordinating federal-state task forces. A summary of the status of activity in the different states is available.
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 Office of Energy evaluates energy-related studies, analyses, and stakeholder input in order to recommend energy policies and programs that will move Florida toward a more diverse portfolio. Using available state and federal funds, the office develops and manage energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy education programs throughout the state.
Scientists, with support from the Florida State University Institute for Energy Systems, Economics, and Sustainability, are conducting a pilot study to examine the viability of harnessing offshore wind energy to help meet Florida's growing energy demands. The scientists are examining climate data to compute the annual wind resource in Florida and its seasonal variability at selected surface wind observing stations.
The mission of the Southeastern Wind Coalition is to advance the wind industry in ways that result in net economic benefits to industry, utilities, ratepayers, and citizens of the Southeast. The coalition focuses on supply chain growth, economic development, job growth, and wind energy development in the region with solutions that are beneficial to industry and utilities and result in net economic benefits to citizens and ratepayers.