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Secretary Chu Unveils 41 New Offshore Wind Power R&D Projects

September 8, 2011 - 11:13am


 The $43 million dollars in offshore wind funding Secretary Chu announced today is part of a coordinated federal strategy to put the nation's wind resources to work and support innovation and jobs throughout the United States.

The projects represent investments in more than 160 universities, labs and businesses in 20 states, which will bring offshore wind to market in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The awards also provide manufacturers, developers, academics and researchers opportunities to explore market growth in offshore wind, technology innovation and modeling for the design of next generation turbines.

The above map shows the headquarters locations of all 41 projects. Those shown in blue are focused on advancing offshore wind technologies, such as modeling and design of offshore wind plants. Those shown in red focus on removing market barriers through analysis, assessment and strategic recommendations that will help the United States and offshore wind industry plan for greater deployment.

You can see the full list of awards here and visit the Wind Power Program website for more information on the Energy Department’s efforts to lower energy cost and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind energy technologies.