Sherman Co OR wind Farm photo by John Hay

Wind farm in dryland wheat country of Sherman County Oregon.    Photo by John Hay

Utility Scale Wind

Utility scale wind refers to wind turbines usually built in groups of 2 or more up to wind farms with over 200. Turbines are large scale. Many utility scale turbines today range from 1-3 megawatts in size. 

Small Wind

Small wind systems are usually put up one at a time to offset or provide electricity for a specific load, for example to charge a battery, pump water in a remote location, or power a home or farm.