SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Southern Wind: The Next Frontier for the Wind Industry
SACE Renewable Energy Manager, Simon Mahan, presented Southern Wind: The Next Frontier for the Wind Industry, at the 2015 American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference.
The South has historically been a marginal market for the wind industry; however, with newer turbine technology, wind farm proposals have developed in every state within the region. Taller towers with longer blades are now capable of harnessing the region’s wind energy resources. New research from the National Renewable Energy Lab shows the South now contains over 1,500 Gigawatts of onshore, in region wind energy potential.