Cumulative US distributed wind capacity stood at 1.13GW at the end of 2018 across all 50 states, Guam and the US Virgin Islands with commercial, industrial and utility projects playing a growing role in driving sector growth, according to a new Department of Energy (DOE) report.

Since 2003, owners have installed more than 83,000 turbines in distributed wind systems, most below 100kW nameplate capacity although use of 1-3MW units has increased in recent years at large plant sites.