Wind energy is a clean renewable source of energy that saves water and helps clean the air. Both wind energy generation and wind manufacturing bring quality, long-term jobs and economic growth to communities. Wind farms have been installed in many states across the country and are already providing significant amounts of clean, low-cost, domestic energy. In fact wind energy is now the least expensive source of electricity in the country. While several states in the middle of the country generate more than 30% of their electricity from wind, there are only two wind farms in the Southeast, providing far less than 1% of the nation’s energy. That could change, however, as the Southeast has perhaps the best offshore wind resource in the nation, and advances in technologies have made it possible to economically harness the wind onshore in the Southeast now too. Additionally, wind power can be brought into the Southeast by transmission from places out west where wind development is less expensive. Wind power should continue to grow as an excellent, reliable, economical piece of the Southeast’s energy portfolio.
Prevailing Winds: Building Momentum Offshore
With 1-5 GW of offshore wind capacity, South Carolina is poised to become a key part of efforts to catalyze offshore wind energy, strengthen the domestic supply chain, and create jobs.
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