Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report summarizes the offshore wind resource potential for the contiguous United States and Hawaii as of May 2009. The development of this assessment has evolved over multiple stages as new regional meso-scale assessments became available, new validation data was obtained, and better modeling capabilities were implemented. It is expected that further updates to the current assessment will be made in future reports.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages104
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-500-45889


  • assessment of offshore wind
  • meso-scale assessment
  • modeling of offshore wind
  • offshore wind
  • offshore wind resource potential
  • United States


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