Wind as a Distributed Energy Resource

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Distributed wind can be installed in a wide range of locations and wind conditions, supporting millions of systems and thousands of gigawatts of power production capacity. As a result, utilities, communities, and nations are looking to distributed generation as an effective way to meet future energy needs. This fact sheet provides an overview of distributed wind, including where distributed wind projects can be located, and how U.S. and international research supports distributed wind applications. This fact sheet was produced as a resource for the International Energy Agency Task 41 members to use as an educational resource.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5000-85507


  • behind-the-meter wind energy
  • distributed wind
  • in-front-of-the-meter wind energy
  • International Energy Agency Task 41
  • microgrid
  • off-grid
  • small wind


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