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Mapping Wind Resources: How Windy Is the Area Where You Live?

If you’re interested in learning about wind power, there are a lot of resources available online, and I especially like checking out wind resource maps. There’s no faster way to get a quick look at wind power potential in your part of the world.

Two Fast Links to Wind Resource Maps 

Learning More with the Maps 

All of these maps break wind resources down into wind power classes. For a quick look at how that translates into actual wind speeds, check out this helpful wind power classes chart from AWEA, the American Wind Energy Association.

A few other things that are helpful to keep in mind when thinking about wind power:

Happy wind surfing!