U.S. Department of Energy Regional Resource Centers Report: State of the Wind Industry in the Regions

The U.S. DOE’s Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) provide unbiased wind energy information to communities and decision makers to help them evaluate wind energy potential and learn about wind power’s benefits and impacts in their regions. The RRCs have identified a wide array of market challenges that continue to hinder wider-scale deployments of wind technologies. This document summarizes the status and drivers for U.S. wind energy development on regional and state levels.

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2013 Wind Technologies Market Report

This report, published in August 2014, provides an overview of trends in the wind technologies market.  The report specifically discusses trends in installation, industry, technology, performance, cost, and wind power price as well as certain policy and market drivers.  Its overall conclusion is that “annual wind power capacity additions in the United States were modest…

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Tethys: A robust source of information on marine energy, offshore wind projects

Tethys, a project of the DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offers a virtual gathering spot for those interested in environmental effects of offshore renewable energy. The Tethys online map viewer compiles documents, U.S. permitting sites, and international Annex IV project sites and research studies that are associated with a geographic location (but not all Tethys content is geotagged).

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Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis

“The objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive annual assessment of the US offshore wind market. The report will be updated and published annually for a three-year period. The report was first published in 2013 covering research preformed in 2012. This 2nd annual report focuses on new developments that have occurred in 2013.…

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