The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) is a collaborative group comprised of manufacturers, distributors, project developers, dealers, installers, and advocates, whose primary mission is to promote and foster all aspects of the American distributed wind energy industry. Distributed wind is the use of wind turbines at homes, farm and ranches, businesses, public and industrial facilities, off-grid and other sites connected either physically or virtually on the customer side of the meter to offset all or a portion of local energy consumption or to support grid operations.

The fundamental goals of DWEA are to:

  • Develop a federal, state and local policy environment that supports the responsible expansion of distributed wind energy
  • Reduce or eliminate unwarranted barriers to the use of distributed wind energy
  • Provide a unified voice for all members and sectors of the distributed wind industry
  • Develop and promote industry “best practices” policies and standards that will foster the safe and effective installation and operation of distributed wind systems
  • Participate in public and consumer education

DWEA seeks to attract members and associates from all sectors with relevant interests pertaining to the distributed wind industry.