2016 Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for the United States

  title={2016 Offshore Wind Energy Resource Assessment for the United States},
  author={Walter Musial and Donna M. Heimiller and Philipp Beiter and George N. Scott and Caroline Draxl},
Floating offshore wind turbines: Installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning challenges and opportunities
Abstract. The global floating offshore wind energy industry is rapidly maturing with several technologies having been installed at pilot and demonstration scales. As the industry progresses to full
Offshore wind energy – South Africa’s untapped resource
In the context of the Anthropocene, the decoupling of carbon emissions from electricity generation is critical. South Africa has an ageing coal power fleet, which will gradually be decommissioned
Extreme Wind and Waves in U.S. East Coast Offshore Wind Energy Lease Areas
The Outer Continental Shelf along the U.S. east coast exhibits abundant wind resources and is now a geographic focus for offshore wind deployments. This analysis derives and presents expected extreme
NOT GONE WITH THE WIND: Addressing Effects of Offshore Wind Development on Bat Species in the Northeastern United States
Nantucket, Massachusetts, could provide unique habitat for bats, but few data are available regarding bat populations on the island. We conducted passive acoustic surveys in 2015 and 2016 to
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This report uses representative commercial projects to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for both land-based and offshore wind plants in the United States for 2014. Scheduled to be
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Terminology Guideline for Classifying Offshore Wind Energy Resources
Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States
NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees,
Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Leasing Areas for the BOEM New Jersey Wind Energy Area
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), under an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is providing technical assistance
A Spatial-Economic Cost-Reduction Pathway Analysis for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Development from 2015–2030
The potential for cost reduction and economic viability for offshore wind varies considerably within the United States. This analysis models the cost impact of a range of offshore wind locational
Estimating Renewable Energy Economic Potential in the United States: Methodology and Initial Results
This report describes a geospatial analysis method to estimate the economic potential of several renewable resources available for electricity generation in the United States. Economic potential, one
Growing interest in Hawaiian offshore potential” May 17, 2016 Windpower Monthly
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Morro Bay Offshore: a 1,000 MW floating offshore wind farm.
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2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
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