Although land-based wind turbines are popular in the United States, its offshore wind industry is yet to take off, though there are some potential projects in the East Coast, Great Lakes and Pacific Coast.
This white paper provides broad details about the technology and market scenario for offshore wind, and then focuses on detailed inputs for offshore wind in the United States.
Details are also provided on the regional development and potential for offshore wind farms across the country.
These inputs also include case studies and concerns in the development of these offshore wind farms.
This white paper has been developed by the Environmental and Energy Studies Institute (EESI). The white paper can be downloaded from here – http://www.eesi.org/files/offshore_wind_101310.pdf