is a comprehensive, interactive online database that provides data on all operational, under construction, and advanced development wind energy projects in the United States, as well as all active wind-related manufacturing facilities. The data spans over 35 years and includes more than 50 aspects of every wind energy project in the U.S. AWEA's expert analysts conduct robust data verification, confirming data with all project owners and manufacturers on a quarterly basis. AWEA is the only organization in the country that has access to the entire wind energy industry and can continuously obtain and verify this critical data. All current AWEA members have access to the database.
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The Project database includes more than 50 fields of data including: project location, owner and developer, project size, turbine model and manufacturer, project offtaker, power purchase agreement data, hub heights, Congressional districts, and more.
The Turbine database allows users to query for turbine-level data including turbine model, hub height, and the latitude and longitude coordinates.
The Manufacturing Facility database includes more than 30 fields of data including: facility location, product details, year of operation, Congressional districts, and more.
The Interactive Map allows users to visualize the geographic location of all wind projects and wind-related manufacturing facilities.
In addition to the database, members can download a separate WindIQ Dashboard to access additional visualizations of the data available in WindIQ. Effortlessly explore the U.S. wind fleet, major players, wind turbine technology, and the wind turbine manufacturing footprint. Built in Tableau, the dashboard leverages the latest in data visualization technology. Click here to download the Dashboard.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in WindIQ?
WindIQ provides comprehensive information on all operational, under construction, and advanced development wind energy projects as well as all active wind-related manufacturing facilities in the U.S. There are over 50 fields of data available for each wind project, including specific details on project owners, developers, turbine models, power offtake, generation, and location. There are over 20 data fields available for wind-related manufacturing facilities, including company, component type, and location. Details on Congressional district are provided for all wind energy projects and manufacturing facilities. The Interactive Map allows users to visually and geospatially explore the data in WindIQ and perform interactive queries.
How do I access WindIQ?
Companies and individuals with an AWEA Membership can access the database anytime by logging into the AWEA website with the proper credentials. The direct weblink is windiq.awea.org. Users will be prompted to log in, then will be immediately re-directed to the database. As an AWEA Member, you can confirm you have a valid log in anytime by visiting www.awea.org and clicking on "Member Login" in the upper right corner. Using your work email address, you can send yourself a password reminder, activate your profile, or set up a new profile. When setting up a profile for the first time, you must connect your individual profile with your company to gain access to the AWEA Member benefits.
How do I use WindIQ?
The WindIQ database includes four different tabs that users can use to search for wind projects, turbines, manufacturing facilities, or both. The "Project" tab is designed so the user can easily filter wind projects by status, project name, year online, location, owner, power offtaker, project size and other factors to quickly find the specific information of interest. In the "Turbine" tab, users can search for turbine-level data such as turbine model, and export information including turbine latitude and longitude coordinates. In the "Manufacturing" tab, the user can filter based on state, company, or component. In the “Projects and Mfg” tab, users can perform location-based queries to see the wind industry’s full footprint in a certain area.
Users can filter searches by using the green fields in the upper portion of the page and select additional items from the checkbox at the bottom of the page to show in the results. Search results can be exported to Excel by clicking on the “Export to Excel” button in the upper right of the screen. To access the interactive map, click on the orange “View Map” button in the upper right of the page. Additional instructions for the map are provided in the GIS platform.
Why do I get more results than what I searched for?
WindIQ is set up so that full project details are returned. For example, if a project has both GE and Vestas turbines and the user searches for Vestas turbines, both machines will be returned on the first page. However, if the user clicks on that project, the next page will reveal just the Vestas machines. This multi-layered filtering is in place for the following fields: Project Phase, State, Year Online, U.S. Congressional District, Offtake Type, Power Purchaser, Turbine Manufacturer, Turbine Capacity (MW), Turbine Model, and ISO/RTO.
Why do the map results not match the search results?
In the current phase of WindIQ, the mapping feature and searching feature are not currently connected. Linking the search results and the mapping function is a potential upgrade feature that AWEA is considering for future versions of the database. However, users can access different versions of the map within different tabs.
What is the source of the data in WindIQ?
AWEA's expert staff collects wind energy project and wind-related manufacturing facility information on a year-round basis from public and private sources. However, AWEA validates all information before publishing in WindIQ or AWEA Market Reports. Project data for operational wind projects is validated and confirmed with both project owners and turbine manufacturers on a quarterly basis, and reported in the AWEA Quarterly Market Reports within one month of each quarter's end. Wind-related manufacturing facility data is confirmed annually with manufacturers. More in-depth analysis of wind energy project and manufacturing data is provided in the comprehensive AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Reports. WindIQ also integrates data from external sources, such as the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Can I share WindIQ?
No, WindIQ is a benefit available to AWEA Business Members. The terms & conditions of database use are as follows:
© 2014 American Wind Energy Association. All rights reserved. You may access, reproduce, and print the American Wind Energy Association’s (“AWEA”) Market Database and its contents, and any portion thereof (the “Database”) for internal use only (which use may include internal use by employees and assignees of your company), and, by accessing the Database, you agree: (i) that you shall not sell or otherwise engage in any distribution of the Database; (ii) that you shall not make any alterations, modifications, deletions or other changes to the Database without the express written consent of AWEA; and (iii) to indemnify and hold AWEA harmless for any loss or damage, including reasonable attorney's fees, which AWEA may incur, directly or indirectly, as a result of your use of the Database. The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of AWEA appearing in the Materials may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise, to indicate AWEA’s sponsorship or affiliation, without AWEA’s prior express written permission. All the other product and company names mentioned in the Materials may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Where do I direct inquiries or provide feedback on WindIQ?
Please direct all questions to email@example.com and an AWEA staff member from the Research & Analytics team will respond. You can provide feedback by filling out our short survey. Your feedback is critical to ensure AWEA continues to provide the best information and services to AWEA Membership.