Montana State University

Wind Applications Center

illustration of wind turbine

Wind Industry Links Global wind energy activities.

20 Percent By 2030: U.S Plan to increase amount of energy used from wind to 20% by the year 2030.

Windustry: Windustry promotes progressive renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset.

Economic Benefits: A DOE report on the benefits of developing 1000MW of Wind Energy

MT DEQ: Montana Department of Environmental Quality Wind Resource Home Page

NWCC: National Wind Coordinating Collaborative-A collaboration created to support the development of environmentally, economically, and politically sustainable commercial markets for wind power

Small Wind Systems In Montana

Wind and Hydropower programs: Wind Powering America is a commitment to dramatically increase the use of wind energy in the United States. Through its state Wind Working Groups, programs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and partnerships, this initiative will establish new sources of income for American farmers, Native Americans, and other rural landowners and meet the growing demand for clean sources of electricity.

Western Community Energy: The past facilitator of Montana's WFS program

Wind for Schools MT 2008 Summary

MSU Extension Service: MSU Extension Wind Energy Program is to provide resources and information to help Montanans make informed decisions about wind energy

Searchable Wind Energy Resources

AWEA: American Wind Energy Association

Power Generation Equation

Danish Wind Industry Association: Great resource for wind basics and industry news and information

NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wind research home page

South West Wind Power: Manufacturer of the Skystream 3.7

Skystream 3.7 Troubleshooting

Top Ten Wind Turbine Manufactures in 2007


Current Wind Power Capacity in the US

Montana Wind Resource Map

Montana WAC Location

Montana Wind For Schools


NREL In My Backyard (IMBY): A great way to get quick estimates on wind and solar power production at any site you choose.

AWS True wind Navigator: This is a free wind map of North America and India.

3Teir FirstLook: Wind resource the globe and solar radiation map for north america.

WfS Skystream Setup: Step-by-step instructions along with troubleshooting help on how to setup your Skystream for web based publishing.

Educational Links

Montana Green Power Great resource for a great overview of wind energy and what's going on in Montana

Intro To Wind An Introduction to Wind Power Generation and Industry Issues, Presented at 4-H Congress at MSU July 2009; By Robb Larson, Andrew Graham and JM Peck

Wind Energy Calculation Sheet

Wind With Miller: A great site for kids to learn about the science behind the wind industry

Kid Wind: A site for students, teachers, and industry professionals

Kid's Energy Page: Energy Information Administration's page on energy

GE's Wind Curriculum: Source for short activities and work sheets about wind, and curriculum examples for teachers.

AWEA Education Working Group: Contact information for curriculum material available on the web

NEED: The National Energy Education Development Project was established in 1980 to bring energy into the classroom

Exploring Wind Energy: Student Guide

The Wind is Energy: Story book to read to primary school students

Wind Powering America Teaching Materials: Teaching Materials for all age groups

WAC Websites

Kansas Wind Applications Center

South Dakota Wind Application Center

Idaho Wind Application Center

Northern Arizona Wind Application Center

Colorado State Wind Applications Center

Appalachian State Wind Applications Center

University of Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research

Virginia Center For Wind Energy

Wind Energy at Pennsylvania State University

Alaska Wind-Diesel Application Center

MSU Wind Applications Center News

July 8-9, 2009 4-H Congress Presentation

June 26, 2009 WAC Tours Judith Gap

June 12, 2009 Anemometer Page Added

May 28, 2009 WAC takes down Red Bluff turbine

October 14, 2008 MSU Article 50 ft Conversation Piece

September 04, 2008 MSU picked as home for Wind Applications Center

Montana Wind News

July 8, 2009 GF Considers Allowing Wind Turbines for Residents/ Businesses

June 25, 2009 NorthWestern Energy Responds To FERC Orders On Transmission Projects

May 27, 2009 County will Test Wind-Energy Storage

May 22, 2009 Department of Energy Selects Montana for Wind Energy Program

May 2, 2009 State Of Montana Approves 15 Wind Turbines Near Martinsdale

January 27, 2009 Glacier Wind Farm Receives Financing

December 29, 2008 Montana’s got wind, needs power lines

October 21, 2008 Fuhrlander's Montana Wind Turbine Plant Still On Track

September 24, 2007 Eastern Montana Wind Farm Revived, but Smaller

Wind For Schools News

Nov 18, 2008 South Dakota Wind For Schools Program Gets Boost