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In 2003, Tradewind Energy was a small startup company and in its earliest phases of development under the direction of its trio of founders –a technology entrepreneur, a former musician turned engineer, and a reformed lawyer with an energy background.

Now one of the largest wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. Tradewind has earned a reputation for leadership in the market – from our highly skilled and passionate team, to our deeply-held respect for the importance of our mission and the people, environment and communities where we work.

We take great pride in our demonstrated ability to deliver affordable wind and solar energy to diverse markets while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to long-term project quality. Visit our Wind and Solar project pages or Timeline to learn more about Tradewind’s capabilities and project experience.

  • TRADEWIND ENERGY NAMED #1 UTILITY-SCALE WIND DEVELOPER IN U.S. FOR 2017

    TRADEWIND ENERGY NAMED #1 UTILITY-SCALE WIND DEVELOPER IN U.S. FOR 2017

    Tradewind Energy achieved the number one ranking in the country for 2017 wind energy developed and installed, according to the U.S. Wind Industry 2017 Market Report…

  • Tradewind Reaches 800,000 Acres Under Lease for the Real Estate Team

    Tradewind Reaches 800,000 Acres Under Lease for the Real Estate Team

    800,000 acres under lease for the real estate team.

  • Cimarron Bend II Begins Operation

    Cimarron Bend II Begins Operation

    Cimarron Bend II begins operation in Kansas. Kansas City Board of Public Utilities is the customer for the 200 MW project.

  • Announcement of Plans to Build 75MW Palmetto Plains Solar Project

    Announcement of Plans to Build 75MW Palmetto Plains Solar Project

    Tradewind Energy, South Carolina Department of Commerce and Orangeburg County Development Commission announce plans to build 75MW Palmetto Plains Solar Project.

  • Tradewind Celebrates Completion of Drift Sand Wind and Chisholm View II

    Tradewind Celebrates Completion of Drift Sand Wind and Chisholm View II

    Tradewind and EGP-NA celebrate completion of two additional wind projects in Oklahoma – Drift Sand Wind and Chisholm View II, bringing Tradewind’s total wind projects…

  • 108 MW Drift Sand Wind Begins Operation

    108 MW Drift Sand Wind Begins Operation

    108 MW Drift Sand Wind begins operation in Oklahoma. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation is the customer.

  • Lindahl Wind Project Begins Operation

    Lindahl Wind Project Begins Operation

    Lindahl Wind Project beings operation in North Dakota. The customer for the 150 MW project is Basin Electric.

  • Cimarron Bend I Begins Operation

    Cimarron Bend I Begins Operation

    Cimarron Bend I begins operation in Kansas. Google is the customer for the 200 MW project.

  • Rock Creek Wind Begins Operation

    Rock Creek Wind Begins Operation

    Rock Creek Wind begins operation in Missouri. KCP&L is the customer for the 300 MW project.

  • Tradewind Grew to More Than 100 Employees

    Tradewind Grew to More Than 100 Employees

    Tradewind grew to more than 100 employees.

  • Tradewind Recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS

    Tradewind Recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS

    Recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) at the annual Esri User Conference.

  • Tradewind Named Top 5 Developer by Energy Acuity

    Tradewind Named Top 5 Developer by Energy Acuity

    Tradewind named top 5 developer by Energy Acuity.

  • Tradewind Announces 400 MW Cimarron Bend Wind Project to be Constructed in Clark County, KS.

    Tradewind Announces 400 MW Cimarron Bend Wind Project to be Constructed in Clark County, KS.

    In partnership with Google, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities and EGP-NA, Tradewind announces 400 MW Cimarron Bend Wind Project to be constructed in Clark…

  • Tradewind Reaches Agreement with Kansas City Power & Light for 300 MW Rock Creek Wind Project

    Tradewind Reaches Agreement with Kansas City Power & Light for 300 MW Rock Creek Wind Project

    Tradewind reaches agreement with Kansas City Power & Light for 300 MW Rock Creek Wind project in Atchison County, Missouri.

  • Tradewind Joins Kansas Land Trust for Dedication Ceremony

    Tradewind Joins Kansas Land Trust for Dedication Ceremony

    Joins Kansas Land Trust for dedication ceremony of one of the conservation easements put in place by the Caney River Native Environment Conservation Plan. This…

  • Little Elk Wind Project Begins Operation

    Little Elk Wind Project Begins Operation

    Little Elk Wind Project begins operation in Oklahoma. People’s Electric Cooperative is the customer for the 74 MW project.

  • Decatur County Solar and Decatur Parkway Solar Projects Begin Operation.

    Decatur County Solar and Decatur Parkway Solar Projects Begin Operation.

    Decatur County Solar and Decatur Parkway Solar Projects begin operation. The customer for the combined 100 MW is Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern…

  • Kinston Solar begins operation in North Carolina

    Kinston Solar begins operation in North Carolina

    Kinston Solar begins operation in North Carolina. The customer for the 5 MW project is Duke Progress.

  • Laurinburg Solar Begins Operation in North Carolina.

    Laurinburg Solar Begins Operation in North Carolina.

    Laurinburg Solar begins operation in North Carolina. The customer of the 5 MW project is Duke Progress.

  • New Bern Solar Project Begins Operation

    New Bern Solar Project  Begins Operation

    New Bern Solar Project begins operation in North Carolina. Duke Progress is the customer for the 5 MW project.

  • First Tradewind Solar Projects Being Built

    First Tradewind Solar Projects Being Built

    First Tradewind solar projects getting built (Decatur/NC projects).

  • 200 MW Goodwell Wind Begins Operation

    200 MW Goodwell Wind Begins Operation

    200 MW Goodwell Wind begins operation in Oklahoma. Public Service Company of Oklahoma, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, is the customer.

  • 98.6 MW Breckenridge Wind Project Begins

    98.6 MW Breckenridge Wind Project Begins

    98.6 MW Breckenridge Wind Project begins operation. Tradewind enters into long-term PPA with Grand River Dam Authority for Mustang Run Wind and Breckenridge Wind Projects.

  • North Dakota Approves 150MW Landowner-Initiated Lindahl Wind Project

    North Dakota Approves 150MW Landowner-Initiated Lindahl Wind Project

    North Dakota approves 150MW landowner-initiated Lindahl Wind project.

  • Osage Wind Project Begins Operation

    Osage Wind Project Begins Operation

    Osage Wind Project begins operation in Oklahoma. The customer for the 150 MW project is Associated Electric Cooperative Inc.

  • 150 MW Origin Wind Begins Operation in Oklahoma

    150 MW Origin Wind Begins Operation in Oklahoma

    150 MW Origin Wind begins operation in Oklahoma. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation is the customer.

  • Tradewind Gifts To Birmingham Zoo Solar

    Tradewind Gifts To Birmingham Zoo Solar

    Tradewind gifts Birmingham Zoo Solar with educational demonstration system using solar panels, installed on the pergola in the Junior League of Birmingham – Hugh Kaul…

  • Tradewind Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

    Tradewind Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

    Company celebrates 10-year anniversary and 1 GW.

  • Tradewind named finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Tradewind named finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Tradewind named finalist for Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • Tradewind expands, enters solar market

    Tradewind expands, enters solar market

    Tradewind expands, enters solar market

  • Tradewind expands work into 22nd state

    Tradewind expands work into 22nd state

    Tradewind expands work into 22nd state

  • Chishom View Wind Project Begins

    Chishom View Wind Project Begins

    Chishom View Wind Project begins operation in Oklahoma. The customer for the 235.2 MW project is Alabama Power Company.

  • Received Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

    Received Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award

    Tradewind Energy honored with the Outstanding Commercial Achievement Award from the American Wind Energy Association.

  • Rocky Ridge Wind Project Begins

    Rocky Ridge Wind Project Begins

    Rocky Ridge Wind Project begins operation in Oklahoma. The customer for the nearly 148.8 MW project is Western Farmers Electric Cooperative.

  • 200 MW Caney River Wind Project Begins

    200 MW Caney River Wind Project Begins

    200 MW Caney River Wind Project begins operation in Kansas. Customer is the Tennessee Valley Authority.

  • Expansion of Rocky Ridge Wind Project

    Expansion of Rocky Ridge Wind Project

    Tradewind and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative expand Rocky Ridge Wind Project to 148.8 MW begins operation in Kansas. Customer is the Tennessee Valley Authority.

  • 148.5 MW Smoky Hills II Begins Operation

    148.5 MW Smoky Hills II Begins Operation

    148.5 MW Smoky Hills II in Kansas begins operation, bringing the total MW for Smoky Hills to nearly 250 MW. Customers include Sunflower Electric Power…

  • Honored with the Kansas Governor’s Energy Achievement Award

    Honored with the Kansas Governor’s Energy Achievement Award

    Honored with the Kansas Governor’s Energy Achievement Award.

  • 100.8 MW Smoky Hills I Begins Operation

    100.8 MW Smoky Hills I Begins Operation

    100.8 MW Smoky Hills I in Kansas begins operation. Customers for Tradewind Energy’s first wind project include Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, Midwest Energy, Inc., Independence…

  • Strategic Partnership with Enel Green Power

    Strategic Partnership with Enel Green Power

    Tradewind formed strategic partnership with Enel Green Power North America.

  • Company Founded

    Company Founded

    Tradewind is founded by Geoff Coventry, Rob Freeman and Matt Gilhousen.

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