Wind Energy in South Carolina

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

Based on EIA data from 2022

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in South Carolina

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 South Carolina.

Training Locations

Clemson University

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in South Carolina.

Policies & Incentives

2 local wind energy ordinances

South Carolina Incentives

View current South Carolina renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio goal
2.0% by 2021
SC Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
  • Columbia - 2036

WETO R&D Projects

U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office's Wind R&D Projects Map

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

map of wind turbines in South Carolina

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

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management State Activities

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

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

Clemson University offers the following wind research facilities to meet industry needs:

Savannah River National Laboratory

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.

South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance

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.

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League supports renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state.

South Carolina Energy Office

The South Carolina Energy Office partnered with Santee Cooper to produce a comprehensive set of wind studies in the state, available on this website .

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.