U.S. Small Wind Turbine Industry Roadmap

Kathleen O'Dell

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Small wind turbine technology can be a meaningful contributor to our energy security, strategic technology, and long-term economic growth. Small wind turbines are a 'distributed' generation source with a very attractive near-term potential for low-cost, rapid growth. The AWEA Small Wind Turbine Committee recognizes the importance of collaborative planning and R&D partnering to the future vitalityof the technology. The purpose of the AWEA Small Wind Turbine Industry Roadmap is to address the critical needs of small wind turbine technology and provide a framework to develop strategic plans for and investments in this technology and business. The roadmap identifies barriers to industry growth and appropriate near-term, mid-term, and long-term actions to address these barriers. It alsoattempts to prioritize these actions and identify priorities for R&D efforts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages36
StatePublished - 2002

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BK-500-31958

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102002-1598


  • American Wind Energy Association
  • AWEA
  • roadmaps
  • small wind turbine


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