U.S. – 41 New Offshore Wind Energy R&D Projects

The $43 million dollars in offshore wind turbines funding Secretary Chu announced is part of a coordinated federal strategy to put the nation’s wind power resources to work and support innovation and jobs throughout the United States.

The wind farm projects represent investments in more than 160 universities, labs and businesses in 20 states, which will bring offshore wind to market in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The awards also provide manufacturers, developers, academics and researchers opportunities to explore market growth in offshore wind, technology innovation and modeling for the design of next generation turbines.

The above map shows the headquarters locations of all 41 wind power projects. Those shown in blue are focused on advancing offshore wind turbines technologies, such as modeling and design of offshore wind farm plants. Those shown in red focus on removing market barriers through analysis, assessment and strategic recommendations that will help the United States and offshore wind energy industry plan for greater deployment.