US Wind Turbine Database Files

US Wind Turbine Database Files

TitleUS Wind Turbine Database Files
Publication TypeDatabase
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsBen Hoen, James Diffendorfer, Joseph Rand, Louisa Kramer, Chris Garrity, Hannah Hunt
Date Accessed01/2021

Latest Database Release: USWTDB_V3_3_20210114

The latest release includes data on 67,814 turbines covering 44 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico. The most recent turbines added to the USWTDB became operational as recently as the third quarter of 2020, with a few from the fourth quarter 2020. The oldest turbines in the data set were installed prior to 1990. USWTDB releases generally lag installations by one quarter to allow for merging of the various datasets, visual verification, and quality control.

Click here to go to the U.S. Wind Turbine Database website and online viewer, where also the USWTDB data can be downloaded.

This site holds the codebooks, memos and other information about the most recent USWTDB data release.  Please email [email protected] for information about previous versions

To be added to the USWTDB mailing list to receive information about upcoming releases etc, please go here.


A paper providing detailed descriptions of the methodology used to assemble this dataset can be found here:
Rand, J. T., Kramer, L., Garrity, C. P., Hoen, B., Diffendorfer, J. Hunt H.E. & Spears, M. A continuously updated, geospatially rectified database of utility-scale wind turbines in the United States. Scientific Data 7, 15 (2020)

A webinar describing the data sources and the data viewer features recorded on April 23, 2018, can be viewed here

A webinar recorded March 19, 2019, describing the API functionality that was added to the USWTDB in March of 2019, can be viewed here.