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

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 You’re in the right place! Join the Distributed Wind Energy Association today and be part of the renewable energy revolution. As a member, you’ll gain access to exclusive benefits, networking opportunities, industry insights, and much more. Together, let’s shape a greener and more sustainable future. We believe in the power of wind energy and its ability to transform our world.

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Latest News

Wind Energy Legislative Roundup

By Lloyd Ritter, DWEA Representative Welcome to the August (and part of September) Congressional recess, I guess. Congress left town last week with a load of work still to do, ranging from appropriations to the Farm Bill re-authorization. It’s going to get very...

President’s Message August 2023

By Michael Bergey, DWEA President Dangerous, record-breaking heat across the globe is bringing home the real impact of our continued use of fossil fuels. But also in the news is the impressive surge of domestic investments in clean energy and storage manufacturing, as...

Guide DWEA’s 2022 Policy Priorities

Support Distributed Wind for Community Empowerment & Energy Resilience Please take 5 minutes to complete a short survey about policies you'd like to see DWEA prioritize this year. If you represent an organization or business that supports local clean energy – let...

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.”