Wind power represents a critical component of the strategies to reduce air and water pollution and to combat the effects of global climate change. Further, the development of wind farms promises to provide jobs and income to farmers and rural economies throughout the nation. This survey covers the history of the U.S. wind industry: how it works, its geography, and its impact on the environment. A collaborative panelaincluding members of the U.S. Department of Energyaexplored a modeled energy scenario in which wind would provide 20 percent of the nation's electricity by 2030. This official 2008 report by the panel estimates impacts and discusses specific needs and outcomes in the areas of technology, manufacturing, transmission and grid integration, markets, siting strategies, and potential environmental effects.The complete equation to calculate the present value of costs used in the preceding equation is as follows: PVCosts = a + b+ c ... 20 % Wind Energy Penetration in the United States: A Technical Analysis of the Energy Resource. Walnut Creek, CA. Denholm, P., and ... Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/winds/pdfs/winds_data.pdf. EERE (U.S. DOEanbsp;...
|Title||:||Wind Power in America's Future|
|Author||:||U.S. Department of Energy|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2013-01-23|