Definition: Mid-Size Wind Turbines

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Mid-Size Wind Turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy defines mid-size wind turbines as 101 kilowatts to 1 megawatt.[1]

A Vergnet GEV MP C 275-kW turbine at the Sandywoods Community, Rhode island. Photo from Stefan Dominioni/Vergnet S.A., NREL 26490.


Kwartin, R.; Wolfrum, A.; Granfield, K.; Kagel, A.; Appleton, A. (2008). An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Midsize Wind Turbine Research.
This webpage discusses efforts to develop and commercialize mid-size wind turbines in the United States.