Transportation of Large Wind Components: A Review of Existing Geospatial Data

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report features the geospatial data component of a larger project evaluating logistical and infrastructure requirements for transporting oversized and overweight (OSOW) wind components. The goal of the larger project was to assess the status and opportunities for improving the infrastructure and regulatory practices necessary to transport wind turbine towers, blades, and nacelles from current and potential manufacturing facilities to end-use markets. The purpose of this report is to summarize existing geospatial data on wind component transportation infrastructure and to provide a data gap analysis, identifying areas for further analysis and data collection.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages34
StatePublished - 2016

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-67014


  • data gap
  • freight
  • GIS
  • logistics
  • OSOW
  • oversized and overweight
  • spatial data
  • transportation
  • wind


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