Resources

External Materials

DOE 2015 Offshore Wind Market Report
DOE 2015 Offshore Wind Market Report

The Department of Energy released the 2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report in September 2015.  The report provides an overview on the state of the industry, including updates on US projects in the planning stages and the prospects for the offshore industry in the US.

Enabling Wind Power Nationwide
Enabling Wind Power Nationwide

The Department of Energy released a new white paper in May 2015 highlighting how technology advancements are making wind energy an economically attractive option for the Southeast. This follow-up to the Wind Vision report further illustrates the fact that technological advancements expand potential areas for wind deployment in the United States.

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Infographic - Rare Earths Mining for Wind vs Coal Mining Comparison
Infographic - Rare Earths Mining for Wind vs Coal Mining Comparison

You may have heard people claim that wind energy is not environmentally perfect because it requires mining for rare earth elements used to make magnets in the generators.  This interesting infographic puts that claim into perspective.

Offshore Wind Hub
Offshore Wind Hub
The Offshore Wind Hub is an on-line resource library/database where you can find documents related to offshore wind development along the Atlantic coast. Documents include policy pieces, legislation, siting and feasibility studies, technical reports, and more, and are searchable by state as well as federal and multi-state.
Wind Energy NC
Wind Energy NC
A helpful resource that outlines many of the benefits wind energy is providing the state of North Carolina