Wind Energy in Iowa

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

To view a list of wind research and development projects in Iowa funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Iowa from the dropdown menu.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 8,422 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 1,667 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 Iowa

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 Iowa.

Training Locations

Eastern Iowa Community College

University of Iowa

Iowa Lakes Community College

Hawkeye Community College

Iowa State University

Indian Hills Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

Vatterott College

Kirkwood Community College

Iowa Western Community College


Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Iowa.

Policies & Incentives


21 local wind energy ordinances

Iowa Incentives

View current Iowa renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard
105.0 MW

Iowa 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.

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.

Clean Grid Alliance (formerly Wind on the Wires)

Clean Grid Alliance is a non-profit organization whose 40-plus members include wind and solar developers and manufacturers; non-profit environmental, public interest, and clean energy organizations; tribal representatives; farmer organizations; and other businesses that support renewable energy in the Midwest.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

The Environmental Law and Policy Center works with colleagues throughout the region to create new jobs and spur economic growth with wind power. The group's work includes expert policy analysis and testimony, as well as coordination with clean tech innovators, manufacturers, developers, and policymakers to identify new opportunities for wind power.

Iowa Energy Office

The Iowa Energy Office manages state, federal, and utility-funded programs and initiatives that provide energy-economic benefits for Iowa’s citizens, businesses, and organizations.

Iowa Environmental Council

Through education and coalition-building, the Iowa Environmental Council works with diverse stakeholders to fully realize Iowa’s wind energy potential.

Iowa Renewable Energy Association

The Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Iowans about the appropriate use of renewable energy technologies. The group offers demonstrations of wind energy systems and tours of renewable energy sites in Iowa.

Iowa Wind Energy Association

The Iowa Wind Energy Association is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation that supports the growth of the wind industry in Iowa.