Wind Maps

This is a utility-scale, land-based map of the mean annual wind speed 80 meters above the ground. This map can be used to evaluate the potential for wind energy in the US. State maps and more information are linked from the main map.

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NREL
AWS TruePower
U.S. Department of Energy

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Teaching Tips

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

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