Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Wind energy resources

Wind energy is of limited use in the Southeast, where winds tend to be light for much of the year when high pressure is sitting over the region. The most common places to find wind towers are along coastlines or in mountainous areas along ridges. If you are interested in finding more information about wind energy you can check out the references below.

US East Coast offshore wind energy resources and their relationship to peak-time electrical demand:  https://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/Offshore/12DvorakEastCoastWindEn.pdf

National Renewable Energy Laboratory wind maps: https://www.nrel.gov/gis/wind.html

Physics Today–How climate change influences wind power: https://phys.org/news/2018-08-climate-power.html