The centre will be based at North Carolina University and will focus on lowering the cost of energy for offshore wind power.
Ming Yang manufactures an Aerodyn-designed 3MW two-bladed offshore turbine, the SCD. Additionally, Aerodyn is currently working on a 6MW version.
Speaking about the move, Ming Yang chief executive Chuanwei Zhang said: "The R&D center is Ming Yang's first step into the United States. North Carolina is a proven natural ground for the research and development for offshore wind turbine technology since the state has the best offshore wind resources on the east coast.
"The modular technology that is being developed will likely be applied to the rest of Ming Yang's product line, and will help lower the cost of energy and increase the reliability of our wind turbines which in turn is expected to make our wind turbines internationally competitive."
In 2010, MingYang announced it was opening an office in Dallas, Texas, its first outside China, to market to the both North and South America.
At the time, the company also said it was expecting to build manufacturing plants in the US.