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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Map & Database

USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Map & Database

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Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Releases First National Interactive Map of Onshore Wind Turbines

The wind turbine map, which includes turbines installed as of July 2013, was created by combining publicly available data sets from the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as other federal, state and local sources. USGS researchers also identified additional turbines not in those pre-existing databases and added them to the dataset and map. The locations of all turbines were visually verified using high-resolution imagery. The location of each turbine was verified to within plus or minus 10 meters, and its technical specifications were assigned based on the make and model.

Department of the Interior Press Release (2/11/2014)

USGS Feature Story (2/11/2014)

USGS Data Series 817

WindFarm – Wind Turbine Interactive Web Map and Downloadable Wind Energy Data

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Wind Energy

Project Website: Wind Energy

 

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