US Wind Turbines

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Introduction

A database of existing wind turbines in the United States is available for import in windPRO using Data -> Online WTG Data. The database has been published by the U.S. Geological Survey (http://usgs.gov) and consists of more than 47.000 wind turbines as of July 2013. Turbine positions have been verified by U.S. Geological Survey using visual interpretation of high-resolution aerial imagery.

Coverage

The database covers United States. Note that offshore wind farms are not included. See the interactive map displaying coverage.

USGS Wind Farm Coverage 2013 07.png

The wind turbines in windPRO

The majority of the wind turbines in this database have been mapped to wind turbines in the windPRO WTG catalogue and as such the imported WTG object will have the correct type, rated power, hub height and rotor diameter.

In situations where the imported WTG type is unknown, the WTG object will still be created in the correct position and the description of the object will be:

Not found: <Manufacturer> <Rated Power> <Rotor diameter> <Hub height>

(Depending on the availability of additional information about this particular wind turbine)

Citation

Diffendorfer, J.E., Compton, Roger, Kramer, Louisa, Ancona, Zach, and Norton, Donna, 2014, Onshore industrial wind turbine locations for the United States through July 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 817, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds817.

ISSN 2327-638x (online)

External Links

Interactive map: https://eerscmap.usgs.gov/uswtdb/viewer/#3/37.25/-96.25

Additional information: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/817/