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Student Resources on Wind Energy

Photo of a girl and a boy standing beneath a large wind turbine.

Students can learn about wind energy by visiting a wind farm.

The following resources will help you learn more about wind energy. If you are unfamiliar with wind technology, see the introduction to wind energy.

Grades 6-8

Wind with Miller
Features information and activities about wind energy.

Grades 7-12

Re-Energy: Wind Energy
Features information, including how to build your own wind turbine.

High School and College Level

NREL National Wind Technology Center
Features information about research and development in wind energy.

U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program
Provides information about wind energy basics and research and development.

U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Small Wind Electric Systems
Features comprehensive basic information and resources.

American Wind Energy Association
Has a lot of information and facts about wind energy.

Guided Tour on Wind Energy
From the Danish Wind Industry Association.

Illustrated History of Wind Power Development
From Telosnet.

Renewable Energy Policy Project
Provides information about wind power issues, organizations and general background.

Publications

NREL Wind Research: Publications
NREL's wind research publications collection.

Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information
Includes publications from the DOE, including wind energy information, hosted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and Technology Information.