Canadian Wind Energy Association

Welcome to CanWEA's
SMALL WIND ENERGY website

This site provides the information and decision-making tools you need to learn about small wind energy systems (i.e. turbines with rated capacities under 300 kilowatts).  You'll find answers to questions such as:

  • How is small wind different than large wind energy? Find out... 
  • What are the benefits of small wind? Find out...
  • What would you use a small wind turbine for? Find out...
  • Is small wind suitable for your home, business, or community? Find out...

 

Site Highlights 

Please navigate using the menu on the left.  If you have comments on the site and any suggested improvements please contact seanwhittaker(at)canwea.ca. 

Typical small wind turbine for small home; courtesy American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) "Hybrid" renewable electricity system with small wind turbine and solar photovoltaics (PV); courtesy TRUE-NORTH Power Systems Typical small wind turbine for farm, business, or remote station (shown here); courtesy of  American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Typical small wind turbine for remote community; courtesy Yukon Energy Corporation

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