UD Wind Power Program | Mapping resources



Many areas of the world, including the US East Coast, now appear to have huge energy resources offshore, on their continential shelves. One can also appreciate the size of the global resource by comparing maps of global winds and continental shelves (first link below).

Global electric use, wind, and continental shelves
Global winds, animation over 12 months
Monthly average wind; interactively zoom in on any ocean region, from Oregon State U.

Mapping the US East Coast Offshore Wind Resource, adjacent to PJM (from Baker 2011)