Wind energy is the fastest growing power technology in the world. Nebraska is ranked sixth in the nation for largest wind energy potential, and is one of four states with land most suitable for wind energy development.
Rapid growth in wind energy
industries and major technological advances have
increased the efficiency and production capabilities
of wind turbines. Development of user-friendly
grid-connect and off-grid small scale wind systems
have given people more options for making wind
energy part of their future. However, anyone
wanting to produce energy using wind must understand
and address the unique challenges presented by both
the intermittent nature of wind and the variability
of wind speeds.
To learn more about wind energy, visit the wind multimedia page.
Explore the links on
this page for a basic understanding of how a wind
turbine is able to generate electricity. If
you want to know everything about wind power, short
of becoming a wind engineer, take the guided tour on
windpower.org site. The Nebraska Energy
Office site (NEO) includes Nebraska wind resource
maps and a vast collection of wind energy resources. The small wind section of The American Wind
Energy Association provides information on industry
standards, equipment providers and permitting
have questions or are interested in information not
addressed in these links, please contact us via email.