First Wind is an independent North American wind energy company focused exclusively on the development, ownership and operation of wind energy projects. The company was founded in 1995 by executives who had previously developed a successful wind company.Working in partnership with communities, First Wind provides revenue to states and towns, building stronger local economies while protecting the environment for future generations. Wind energy isn’t just our business. It’s their passion.
We build primarily in the Northeast, West and Hawaii, and are already producing nearly 100 MW of energy through three operational wind farms.
The threat of climate change has made the need for clean, renewable energy sources more important than ever. As such, wind power has become a crucial part of the nation’s long-term energy solution. Unlike energy produced from fossil fuels, wind energy does not pollute the air or water and doesn’t produce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
First Wind is skilled at developing, owning and operating wind farms that co-exist in harmony with local communities and the environment. As just one example, our Kaheawa wind farm on the island of Maui is located in a pristine natural habitat that’s home to three endangered birds and one endangered bat, along with abundant native plant species. To the inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands, who continue a centuries-old tradition of environmental stewardship and self-reliance, Kaheawa is a symbol of energy independence as well as of nature’s preservation.