Overview of Maine's research and development (R&D) goals for deepwater wind energy development.
Overview of the Clemson University wind turbine drive train testing facility.
The study assessed the dispersibility and biodegradability of dielectric fluid (MIDEL 7131) in the marine environment.
Overview of North Carolina wind resource potential, offshore wind technology and costs of energy.
The report estimates the range of the levelized cost of electricity for offshore wind energy to be between $120-155 per MWh. The technical and practical potential of offshore wind was not estimated because "available technologies have not achieved maturity or permitting issues introduce uncertainties."
The report outlines strategic actions the US Department of Energy (DOE) will pursue to support the development of commercial offshore wind development through its Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) initiative. The strategy aims to achieve 54 GW of deployed offshore wind generating capacity by 2030, at a cost of energy of $0.07 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with an interim scenario of 10 GW of capacity deployed by 2020, at a cost of energy of $0.10/kWh. The OSWInD focusses on technology development, market barrier removal, and advanced technology demonstration.
The report examines the availability and accessibility of South Carolina's offshore wind energy resources.The total estimated feasible generation is 169,252 GWh.
The report provides a detailed overview of developments and trends in the US wind power market, including areas of installation growth, price, cost, and performance, as well as market and policy drivers.
The report assesses the costs, challenges, and impacts in areas of technology, manufacturing and employment, transmission and grid integration, markets, siting and permitting strategies, and potential environmental effects associated with providing 20% of U.S. electricity needs through wind energy by 2030, an increase of more than 290 GW within 23 years.