Welcome to the NC Wind Energy Site

Today, WIND POWER is more affordable, efficient, and accessible than ever before and North Carolina has outstanding wind resources that are shared with only a fraction of the rest of the nation. Wind power is an excellent option for North Carolina homes, farms, businesses, schools, and utilities interested in producing clean, independent electricity. Please explore this site to learn more about what groups and individuals are doing in the state to harvest wind power

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Wind For Schools

The Wind for Schools program, sponsored by the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory, aims to install small scale wind turbines for educational use at schools throughout North Carolina. The program encourages the incorporation of renewable energy education into the K-12 science curriculum. Appalachian State installed four turbines in 2011 at schools in the mountains including Alleghany High, Avery High, Watauga High, & North Wilkes Middle.

2010 Wind Energy Survey

This is a survey of attitudes towards wind energy conducted in the spring of 2010 by Public Policy Polling in Raleigh. Residents of western NC were included in the survey.

2010 Wind Energy Survey (PDF)

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