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.

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.

North Carolina KidWind Student Challenge

KidWind NC 2018 High School Students

The 2019 NC Kidwind Challenge

April 6th, 2019 from 8AM - 4PM

at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC.


Register here for the event:

Kidwind Registration Form

Visit www.kidwindchallenge.org for more information about the Challenge and its impact.  



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