Wind Energy in South Carolina
Find wind data and information in South Carolina, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market ReportSource: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in South Carolina.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
2 local wind energy ordinances
South Carolina Incentives
View current South Carolina renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
SC Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Columbia - 2036
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in South Carolina funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select South Carolina from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.
South Carolina Offices & Organizations
The 25x’25 Alliance is dedicated to securing 25% of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has seen strong interest in offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf. BOEM works closely with certain coastal states regarding offshore energy development and is in the process of coordinating federal-state task forces. A summary of the status of activity in the different states is available.
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.
Clemson University offers the following wind research facilities to meet industry needs:
Researchers at Savannah River National Laboratory are leveraging the lab's nuclear core competencies in chemistry, material science, and engineering to develop advanced solutions for wind, solar, and bioenergy.
The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance is dedicated to growing the state's clean energy economy by strengthening the business climate for clean energy industry through education initiatives.
The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League supports renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state.
The South Carolina Energy Office partnered with Santee Cooper to produce a comprehensive set of wind studies in the state, available on this website .
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.