Wind Turbines

The State ranks first in wind power generation (over 5,700 megawatts) and also ranks third in wind power generation capacity.

All major components for Iowa's wind turbines are manufactured in Iowa.

Iowa leads the nation in wind power generation as a percentage of total power output at 27.4%.

Located Northwest Iowa are two community colleges - Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) and Western Iowa Technical Community College(WIT) - and two four-year colleges - Dordt College and Northwestern College. WIT offers a Wind Energy Technician Program and nearby Iowa Lakes Community College offers a Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program. The NCC Business and Industry Training Center offers courses in lean manufacturing, computer skills, quality assurance, and safety, plus "soft skills" training.


Photo: Bruce Morrison