Wind Energy in Tennessee
Find wind data and information in Tennessee, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 29 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 0 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
Based on EIA data from 2021
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 Tennessee.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
3 local wind energy ordinances
View current Tennessee renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
There are no Renewable Portfolio Standards for Tennessee.
TN Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
There are no cities with 100% renewable energy commitments in Tennessee.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Tennessee funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Tennessee 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.
Tennessee Offices & 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.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers the following wind research facilities to meet industry needs:
- Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, providing world-leading tools and expertise that enable industry users to produce innovative wind turbine components and tooling, reduce prototyping and production times, and increase product reliability, while focusing on decreasing the cost of wind technologies
- Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, serving as a national test bed for government and commercial partners to produce market-development volumes of prototypical carbon fibers before commercial production scale
- Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation: Composite Materials and Process Technology Area, focusing on the development and characterization of energy-efficient, high-rate, and low-variability composites
The Office of Energy Programs administers grants and conducts energy-related education and outreach efforts. These activities complement the Department of Environment and Conservation's work in energy efficiency, energy conservation, and support for renewable fuels.
Green Power Providers is an innovative program offered by Tennessee Valley Authority and local power companies to encourage the development of solar, wind, biomass and low-impact hydro generation systems across the Tennessee Valley. The program is targeted for residential and commercial customers who wish to install small-scale (50 kilowatts or less) renewable generation systems. Green Power Providers participants are paid for every kilowatt-hour generated by their renewable energy system.