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Renewable energy resources

Through the U.S. Department of Energy, the W.Va. Division of Energy advances the use of West Virginia’s wind and other renewable resources. The division supports technical assistance to commercial power developers, technology projects involving liquid fuels developed from biomass and provides information to the general public on renewable energy applications.

For more information, follow the links below.

Following are examples of projects:

  • A detailed map of West Virginia identifying the most commercially feasible wind resource locations
  • Conferences for commercial wind power developers
  • Development of an organization to promote the commercial use of wind power
  • Support of a West Virginia University program to develop technology to use poultry and other wastes as a fuel source for biodiesel production


West Virginia Division of Energy at (800) 982-3386 or (304) 558-2234.

Related Links

Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy
U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies
National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
National Research Center for Coal & Energy
Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What assistance is available for commercial wind developments in West Virginia?

A. The Energy Efficiency Program can assist developers by providing detailed wind maps, interfacing with West Virginia utilities and contacting local economic developers.

Q. Can I save money by utilizing renewable measures in my home?

A. Passive solar applications are generally cost-effective. Residential wind and photovoltaic (solar) applications are difficult to justify on the basis of cost.

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