USGS United States Wind Turbine Database and Viewer

USGS United States Wind Turbine Database and Viewer

Agency: 
Dept. of Interior

Photo credit: Douglas Barnes

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Energy Association, released the United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) and the USWTDB Viewer. The USWTDB is a comprehensive dataset of U.S. wind turbine locations and characteristics that is easily accessible, more accurate, and updated more often than existing wind turbine datasets. The dataset and viewer allow federal agencies to share data to properly develop and plan around wind projects. The availability of this data is crucial to planning by government agencies as well as researchers.

The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. The Department of Energy ensures America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Category: 
Lab Spotlight
Region: 
Mid-Continent