Wind for Schools Project Curriculum Brief (Fact Sheet)

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report recommends expanding education to ensure a trained workforce to meet the projected growth of the wind industry and deployment. Although a few U.S. higher education institutions offer wind technology education programs, most are found in community and technical colleges, resulting in a shortage of programs preparing highly skilled graduates for wind industry careers. Further, the United States lags behind Europe (which has more graduate programs in wind technology design and manufacturing) and is in danger of relinquishing the economic benefits of domestic production of wind turbines and related components and services to European countries. DOE's Wind Powering America initiative launched the Wind for Schools project to develop a wind energy knowledge base among future leaders of our communities, states, and nation while raising awareness about wind energy's benefits. This fact sheet provides an overview of wind energy curricula as it relates to the Wind for Schools project.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-7A2-46035

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102010-3013


  • schools
  • WAC
  • Wind Applications Center
  • wind curricula
  • wind curriculum
  • wind energy
  • Wind for Schools
  • Wind for Schools
  • Wind for Schools project
  • Wind Powering America
  • workforce development


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