Our Wind, Our Power, Our Future

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, commonly referred to as small and community wind, is the use of typically smaller wind turbines at homes, farms, businesses, and public facilities to off-set all or a portion of on-site energy consumption.

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

DWEA’s Permitting and Zoning Model Ordinance       INCENTIVES – Courtesy of the North Carolina Solar Center

The fundamental goals of DWEA are to:

  • Develop a federal 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

Join our nation’s largest collection of wind energy companies and organizations today!

Latest News

Distributed Wind 2021

Distributed Wind 2021, Sept 20-23 in Washington DC DWEA's annual business conference and lobby day is your best opportunity to learn what's new in behind-the-meter distributed wind, including DOE's exciting new programs to advance distributed wind's contribution to clean energy and...

Distributed Wind Energy Association’s Support of Energy Justice: Black Lives Matter

July 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in our economy and deep-seated inequalities in our society, hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest. In advancing distributed clean energy, DWEA is working to recognize and address systemic energy injustices with resilient...

Distributed Generation: Eastern Colorado’s Clean Energy Future

DWEA Hosts Distributed Generation Workshop in Yuma, CO Yuma, CO – On December 4th the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) will host a full-day Distributed Generation (DG) Workshop at the Community Center in Yuma, CO. The workshop is the second in DWEA’s “State of the State” initiative which...

All Eyes on Kansas to Reinvigorate America’s Heartland

CEBC and DWEA co-host Distributed Generation Workshop in Wichita, KS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2017 Wichita, KS – On September 27th the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) and Kansas Department of Commerce in partnership with the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) will host a...

Agriculture Energy Coalition Members Applaud Senators’ Support of Farm Bill Energy Programs

For Immediate Release Washington, DC September 7, 2017 Contact: Lloyd Ritter (202) 215-5512 The Agriculture Energy Coalition today issued the following statement thanking Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Agricultural Energy Programs...

DWEA Confirms Continued Distributed Wind Industry Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2017 Durango, CO, August 9, 2017 – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) released the 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report showing growth in the domestic residential, commercial, and institutional market sectors as...

DWEA Lauds ITC Legislation Supporting Distributed Wind Power and Economic Opportunity for Small Business and Rural America

For more information Jennifer Jenkins, DWEA Executive Director jjenkins@distributedwind.org, 928-380-6012 February 16, 2017 – Last night Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), re-introduced legislation to provide a multi-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for...

Renewable Energy Revolution in Small-Town America

This video was sourced from The Atlantic's American Futures project.  

DOE study Confirms Vast Untapped Energy and Jobs Potential for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

DOE study Confirms Vast Untapped Energy and Jobs Potential for Distributed Wind Energy Systems November 22, 2016 Durango, CO – Today the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), under the direction and funding of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), released a first-ever technical and economic...

U.S. Department of Energy and DWEA Partner to Support Wind for Schools Program

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Partnership with DWEA to Support Wind for Schools Program May 23, 2016 The Wind Program announced that the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) has been selected as a partner to support the long-term sustainability of the Wind for Schools program. The...

Members

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The Wind Advisors

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Summerville Wind & Sun Inc.

Summerville Wind & Sun Inc., is a professional corporation licensed in the State of North Carolina (firm # C-3595) and located in  the town of...

Skylands Renewable Energy, LLC

Skylands Renewable Energy, LLC works with individuals, businesses, municipalities, schools, churches and farms to assess, develop, install and...

Primus Wind Power

Primus Wind Power is the leader in portable wind power turbines and maker of the of Air Breeze Turbine, Air 30 Turbine & Air 40 Turbine.

Nixon Peabody

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Minnesota Department of Commerce

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Intertek

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Great Rock Windpower

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Eocycle Technologies

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Energy Options

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eFormative

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Chase Wind

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Bergey Windpower

Bergey Windpower is the oldest and most experienced manufacturer of residential-sized wind turbines in the world. Thirty years ago Bergey pioneered...

Congressman Earl Blumenaur

“Distributed generation and small wind can contribute to an efficient and dependable energy supply in an era of climate and economic instability. While we haven’t scratched the surface on what the Federal government could be doing, the clean energy agenda is something everyone should support.”