SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

How Many Homes Can a Wind Turbine Power?


Advanced turbine technology is a game changer for wind energy in the Southeast. Taller turbines and longer blades are capable of capturing more wind, which results in harnessing more electricity and reducing costs. Wind turbine hub heights ranging from 360-460 feet (110-140 meters) are now available for wind developers. These modern turbines greatly increase the amount of land viable in the region for development and now make wind energy economically feasible across the Southeast.

But, are these wind turbines too big?

We don’t think so! When it comes to wind turbines, bigger is greener. Explore our fact sheet below to find out how many homes a modern wind turbine can power.

Are Wind Turbines Too Big?