Wind Energy in North Carolina

Find wind data and information in North Carolina, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 208 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.

WETO R&D Projects

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

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in North Carolina.

Training Locations

North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, North Carolina State University

North Carolina Wind Application Center (Appalachian State University)

Central Carolina Community College

Cape Fear Community College

College of the Albermarle

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

J.P. Knapp High School

North Wilkes Middle School

Watauga High School

Alleghany High School

Avery County High School

First Flight Middle School

Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies

College of The Albemarle

Brush Creek Elementary School

Hot Springs Elementary School

North Carolina Offices & Organizations

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.

North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating, and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.

North Carolina Wind Energy Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University hosts this website that provides information about wind energy in North Carolina, including resource maps, news, events, and contacts. The University participates in the U.S. Department of Energy Wind for Schools project.

Southeastern Wind Coalition

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.