NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential (Fact Sheet). Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
Pages/Volumes: 2 pp.
Publication Year: 2011
Document Type: Factsheet, Flyer, Pamphlet
NTIS/GPO Number: 1020606
Subject Code Description: Wind Energy
Abstract: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new estimates of the U.S. potential for wind-generated electricity, using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques to triple previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, conducted by NREL and AWS TruePower, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt-hours annually. In comparison, the total U.S. electricity generation from all sources was roughly 4 million gigawatt-hours in 2009.
Accession Number: 51555
Library Notes: NPL-1107 REV
Report Numbers: FS-6A42-51555
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