PNNL publishes data on 2017 distributed wind energy

By Michelle Froese The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) issued its annual report on distributed wind capacity that shows larger installations of distributed wind power almost doubled in 2017.
This 1.7-kW Pika Energy T701 wind turbine is at a residence in Maine. (Credit: Pieter Huebner | Off-Grid Enterprises)
Distributed wind power is very localized, meaning that the power is generated near where it will be used, instead of originating in remote commercial wind farms and being sent to load centers over long transmission lines. Distributed wind systems produce clean power for homes, farms, businesses, and other locations where the power generated

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