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The Southeastern U.S. may be beginning to shed its image as a region plagued by low #wind resources

The Southeastern U.S. may be beginning to shed its image as a region plagued by low #wind resources

With 237 MW of installed capacity and another 583 MW under development, the Southeastern U.S. may be beginning to shed its image as a region plagued by low wind resources. Thanks in part to taller towers and longer blades, such technological advance have opened up areas in the region that were considered off limits, explains Katharine Kollins, president at the Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC). As the Southeast works to reshape its image into a land of possibility (if not opportunity), the wind industry must solve three primary development barriers: development, price and perception. Development The first barrier, says Kollins, is that the Southeast has a lower wind resource than in other parts of the country, but “we don’t have the technology yet to build projects that big in an economic way.” “This is a wind industry problem, but it’s really the key to unlocking wind in...

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