The potential of on-shore wind power in Delaware is minimal, having a potential of generating at most 22 GWh/year.Delaware's principal wind potential is from offshore wind. A 2012 assessment estimates that 15,038 MW of offshore wind turbines could generate 60,654 GWh/year. Delaware generated 11,522 GWh from all generating sources in 2011.
The state of Delaware ran a request for proposals (RFP) during 2006-2007 that is notable as the first known RFP, world-wide, in which offshore wind power competed equally against coal and natural gas power alternatives.
As of 2013, 2 MW of electricity were produced bu wind power in Delaware. A single 256-foot tall, 210-ton turbine at the University of Delaware in Lewes was built in since 2010 for generating and educational purposes