Wind Powering America

This visualization is a utility-scale, land-based, 80-meter wind map. It states, utilities, and wind energy developers use to locate and quantify the wind resource, identifying potentially windy sites within a fairly large region and determining a potential site's economic and technical viability.

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NREL
AWS TruePower
U.S. Department of Energy

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Maps could be printed out and students could work in groups assigned to compare different states' wind capacity.

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