U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind Program


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Program is committed to developing and deploying a portfolio of innovative technologies for renewable, domestic power generation to support an ever-growing industry, targeted at producing 20% of our nation's electricity by 2030. On this page, you'll find information about photographs, videos, audio files, and animations released by the Wind Program.


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Image Gallery has a collection of wind energy photographs. Find them by entering "wind" in the keyword search box. Additional photos pertaining to the Distributed Wind Market Report can be found in a distributed wind report gallery on the eFormative website.


DOE's "Wind Turbines 101" video explains how wind technologies work and highlights some of the Wind Program's efforts in R&D in this area:

Additional videos, including some that highlight a few of the Program's project partners, can be found in Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach's video database.

Audio Files

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach's podcasts page includes a series of radio interviews produced with the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. These concise podcasts provide information on wind energy to rural stakeholders, and cover topics such as economic impacts of wind production on rural communities and small wind certification.


The Program's widgets provide several valuable resources to learn about wind energy.

Wind Power Generation Widget

This widget shows how wind farms and wind turbines work. You can share this widget on your own website.

Thumbnail of the Wind Turbine Animation.

Inside a Wind Turbine Animation

This animation displays the inner workings of a wind turbine, showing how each piece works together to create renewable electricity for our nation.

Thumbnail of the Distributed Wind Energy Systems Animation.

Distributed Wind Energy Systems Animation

This animation explains the distributed wind system and illustrates how a turbine at a residential home can offset its energy usage.