US wind potential of large wind power

Changes in the availability of wind resources in different geographical areas. American population density counties. Quickly compare these two figures shows that the best wind resources, wind power is the most economical, there is more than the population in different areas. In order to achieve significant expansion of wind power in the US Department of Energy estimates the new investment in electricity transmission infrastructure will require more than $ 15 billion. Suppose the wind farm will be responsible for half of this cost, which would add a new wind farm investment cost is estimated at 7%.

Since a large number of areas rich in wind resources, wind power development difficulties, have the opportunity to take advantage of the unique characteristics of the city, in order to promote the development of the wind. Urban wind power projects do not need to rely on the transmission and distribution infrastructure, so it will not require the same large investments in grid infrastructure development. These projects also used to offset the use of retail electricity, the power generation can value electricity rates, instead of lower electricity rates, wholesale and retail. In addition, there is increased marketing power, a green for individuals and businesses. Wind turbines are now common elements of the ad, even in the energy industry and the company does not exist. The property of a man, so the presence of wind turbines on the statement of the owner's commitment to environmentally responsible.