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Wind Energy Resource Basics

July 30, 2013 - 3:11pm

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Wind energy can be produced anywhere in the world where the wind blows with a strong and consistent force. Windier locations produce more energy, which lowers the cost of producing electricity. Moderate to excellent wind resources are found in most regions of the United States. However, the majority of the useable wind resources in the United States are found in the western Plains states. The wind resource maps from Wind Powering America can help developers determine whether the wind resource in a particular area is adequate for wind power.

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