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AWS Truewind, LLC has announced the release of new wind potential estimates for the lower 48 states based on windNavigator, the firm's proprietary, high-resolution wind resource dataset.
The estimates were produced in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the auspices of the US Department of Energy (DOE). They mark the first comprehensive state-level assessment of the onshore wind resource potential since 1993. The new state-by-state estimates are available on the AWS Truewind and NREL websites. A report describing how AWS Truewind developed the gross capacity factor data, the primary reasons why some of the new estimates differ from previous estimates, and an in-depth explanation of the differences for certain states, is also available on AWS Truewind’s website.