Onshore industrial wind turbine locations for the United States up to March 2014

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Abstract

Wind energy is a rapidly growing form of renewable energy in the United States. While summary information on the total amounts of installed capacity are available by state, a free, centralized, national, turbine-level, geospatial dataset useful for scientific research, land and resource management, and other uses did not exist. Available in multiple formats and in a web application, these public domain data provide industrial-scale onshore wind turbine locations in the United States up to March 2014, corresponding facility information, and turbine technical specifications. Wind turbine records have been collected and compiled from various public sources, digitized or position verified from aerial imagery, and quality assured and quality controlled. Technical specifications for turbines were assigned based on the wind turbine make and model as described in public literature. In some cases, turbines were not seen in imagery or turbine information did not exist or was difficult to obtain. Uncertainty associated with these is recorded in a confidence rating.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Onshore industrial wind turbine locations for the United States up to March 2014
Series title Scientific Data
DOI 10.1038/sdata.2015.60
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publisher location London, UK
Contributing office(s) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description 150060; 8 p.
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N