August 23, 2018

2017 Distributed Wind Market Report

 2017 DW Market Report


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) annual Distributed Wind Market Report provides stakeholders with market statistics and analysis along with insights into its trends and characteristics. Cumulative U.S. distributed wind installed capacity for 2003 to 2017 now stands at 1,076 MW from over 81,000 wind turbines across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), and Guam. In 2017, 21 states added 83.7 MW of new distributed wind capacity, representing 3,311 units and $274 million in investment. By providing a comprehensive overview of the distributed wind market, this report can help guide future investments and decisions by industry, utilities, federal and state agencies, and other interested parties.

Revised: January 19, 2020 | Published: August 23, 2018


Orrell A.C., N. Foster, J.S. Homer, S.L. Morris, E.A. Poehlman, and D.C. Preziuso. 2018. 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.