2016 State of Wind Development in the United States by Region

NREL researchers published 2016 State of Wind Development in the United States by Region, a comprehensive examination of U.S. wind development and deployment, including information on workforce development, manufacturing and economic development, key stakeholder groups and development challenges, as well as state-specific updates. The annual report is compiled with input from the Energy Department’s Regional Resource Centers, which provide factual 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 Northeast Wind Resource Center is the RRC for the Northeastern U.S.

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.

This report is available at http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy17osti/67624.pdf

Wind Type: Land Based Wind, Offshore Wind
Author: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
Topic: Economic Impact and Financing, Policy and Regulation
Resource Type: Report
File Type: PDF
Geographic Focus: National
Keywords: Market, Market Barriers, Market Development, Trends, United States
Prepared For: U.S. Department of Energy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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