Wind Energy in New Mexico
Find wind data and information in New Mexico, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 1,732 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in New Mexico funded by DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select New Mexico from the dropdown menu.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in New Mexico.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
7 local wind energy ordinances
New Mexico Offices & Organizations
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The Atmospheric Modeling team in the Computational Earth Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is studying the interaction between wind turbines and atmospheric boundary layer flows.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories offer the following wind research facilities to meet industry needs:
- -The Advanced Simulation and Computing program, which helps achieve overall wind energy cost reductions and increased turbine performance. Recent wind research at the facility has supported advancement in designing more effective wind turbine blades by predicting their performance and behaviors before they are built, developing wind turbine blade noise prediction methods, and improving the ability to predict power-generation impacts from wakes and the motion of air within an array of wind turbines
- -The Facility for Antenna and Radar Cross-Section Measurement, used for researching the manufacture of wind turbine blades with radar-absorbing materials
- -The Lightning Simulator for research related to turbine blade damage caused by lightning strike
- -The Scaled Wind Farm Technology Facility for research to improve wind plant performance and test new wind turbine components
- -The Wake Imaging Measurement System, which measures the wind turbine wake phenomena researchers need to develop solutions to wind plant underperformance.