On September 29, 2015, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a new report detailing the nascent offshore wind industry in the United States. The report estimates 15,650 MW in the development pipeline covering 21 projects located in 12 states.
While the development pipeline is noteworthy in size, nearly two-thirds of the capacity is in early planning stages. Full development of the pipeline will require successful deployment of early offshore projects and significant cost declines.
North American Windpower: DOE Report Highlights Offshore Wind Progress
National Renewable Energy Laboratory: 2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
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