Geothermal, Solar, Wind Power

2006 U.S. Renewable Energy Sites Wall Map

Global Energy Maps provides detailed cartographical information on the location of U.S. renewable energy projects. The 48 x 92 in. color wall map shows the location of existing and proposed renewable energy projects and the name and owner of the facility, its capacity, and the type of technology in use. The map also shows nationwide wind resource measurements and geographical information as it pertains to site selection. Insets show enlarged views of key renewable energy locations and nationwide geothermal and solar resources.

Renewable Energy Wall Map U.S. utilities will need to plan, finance, and build more than 52,000 MW of renewable capacity at an estimated capital cost of more than $53 billion. Over the past 30 years, the promise of renewable energy has been widely touted, but the delivery has often fallen short. So, here in 2005, how is it different? Are renewables actually ready for prime time? Or will they generate more press releases than kiloWatt hours? How are things different? Why the optimism? Simply put, renewables are becoming increasingly reliable and cost effective. Additionally, increased concern about oil and natural gas availability and pricing, as well as ever-increasing environmental constraints, are prompting generators and utility executives to take renewable energy more seriously. And perhaps most important, customers and regulators are increasingly demanding that companies include renewables as a part of their power portfolio. The 2005 Renewable Energy wall map provides a visual framework for understanding this hot topic. The map displays: existing renewable energy projects; proposed renewable energy projects; transmission infrastructure; the industry’s first comprehensive, nation-wide composite of the latest detailed wind resource measurements; facility information (name, company, capacity, fuel, and estimated on-line date where appropriate); reference features of cities, counties, topography and more for a complete view of the geographic issues surrounding renewable energy development.