Indiana is home to some of the tallest wind turbines in the United States, according to a database of the country’s turbines.
The United States Wind Turbine Database shows the locations of nearly 60,000 wind turbines in 43 states.
The purpose of the database is to provide data for analysis by scientists, government agencies, private companies and citizens. For the layperson interested in wind energy, it’s an interesting study on how America’s use of wind turbines has progressed over time.
The interactive portal allows users to sort by year, height and energy capacity, among other criteria.
The portal, which is continuously updated, shows the precise locations of wind turbines within 10 meters and includes turbines built as recently as early 2019.
The Wind Turbine Database is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office through the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the American Wind Energy Association and the Energy Resources Program at the U.S. Geological Survey.