Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the United States (Poster)

    Research output: NRELPoster


    The development of an offshore wind resource database is one of the first steps necessary to understand the magnitude of the resource and to plan the distribution and development of future offshore wind power facilities. The U.S. Department of Energy supported the production of offshore wind resource maps and potential estimates for much of the United States. This presentation discusses NREL's2010 offshore wind resources report; current U.S., regional, and state offshore maps; methodology for the wind mapping and validation; wind potential estimates; the Geographic Information Systems database; and future work and conclusions.
    Original languageAmerican English
    StatePublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NamePresented at the WINDPOWER 2011 Conference & Exhibition, 22-25 May 2011, Anaheim,California

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/PO-7A20-51332


    • offshore GIS database
    • offshore wind
    • offshore wind resource
    • wind energy
    • wind resource


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