Wind Energy in North Carolina
Find wind data and information in North Carolina, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity and Generation
Installed Capacity 208 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
Potential Capacity 77,642 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL
Annual Potential Generation
- 2015 116,960 GWh
- 2020 133,529 GWh
- 2030 152,008 GWh
- 2050 159,380 GWh
Policies & Incentives
16 local wind energy ordinances
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in North Carolina.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
North Carolina Offices and Organizations
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 North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating, and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.
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.
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.