Wind Energy in Pennsylvania

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

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

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 1,369 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report

MW Under Construction 90 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 Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania.

Training Locations

B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.

St. Francis University

Villanova University

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Pennsylvania Wind Application Center (Penn State University)


Wind for Schools Project Locations

Mount Nittany Elementary School

James Buchanan High School

Northwestern Area School District

Policies & Incentives


14 local wind energy ordinances

Pennsylvania Incentives

View current Pennsylvania renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio standard (includes non-renewable alternative resources)
18.0% by 2021
PA Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Downingtown Borough - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • East Bradford - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Haverford Township - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Kennett Township - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Phoenixville - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Radnor Township - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Schuykill Township - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Springfield Township - 2035
  • Uwchlan Township - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • West Chester Borough - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050
  • Whitemarsh Township - Electricity by 2035, heating and transportation by 2050

Pennsylvania 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 Air Council: Erie Wind

The Clean Air Council and its Northwest Pennsylvania Green Economy Task Force are cooperating on a campaign aimed at bringing 300 megawatts of offshore wind online by 2022. With the recent announcement of an 18-megawatt project in the Ohio portion of the lake, Lake Erie is beginning to take shape as an important source of renewable power.

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.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a webpage devoted to wind energy development in the state.