27 Jun '11, 2pm

【Blog】 Wild Is The Wind: Late May, the wind industry flocked to Anaheim for its annual gathering, Windpower, hos...

How will onshore wind co-exist with offshore wind? In Europe, this has been a non-issue, because the wind industry basically had to move offshore as all the plausible sites onshore had been developed. Not so straightforward in the U.S.: the vast majority of the wind industry remains focused on still-ample onshore wind opportunities and doesn’t want to see any resources or policies diverted from its objectives in order to support the emergence of a new segment of the wind industry offshore. For those who are interested in accelerating the potential of offshore wind (such as myself), especially in places of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River where most of the demand and transmission exists but good onshore wind opportunities are much more limited, the competing interests of the more well-established onshore wind industry is a frustrating source of tension. It’s a microco...

Full article: http://www.cleantechblog.com/2011/06/wild-is-the-wind.html

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