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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power

October 9th, 2020 | by U.S. Department of Energy

Brush up on your distributed wind knowledge! The following are some key points and fun facts about the U.S. distributed wind market. This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About Energy.”


Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

October 8th, 2020 | by U.S. Department of Energy

Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works


Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy

October 8th, 2020 | by U.S. Department of Energy

Offshore Wind Resources Are Abundant: Offshore wind has the potential to deliver large amounts of clean, renewable energy to fulfill the electrical needs of cities along U.S. coastlines. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that the technical resource potential for U.S. offshore wind is more than 2,000 gigawatts of capacity, or 7,200 terawatt-hours per year of generation



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