Universities Look at Their Offshore Wind Power Potential

Clemson, South Carolina [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Clemson University researchers, along with scholars form Georgia Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University, will look at the viability of wind power in the southeastern U.S. off the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas when they host the Southeast Regional Offshore Wind Power Symposium February 26-27 in Charleston. Symposium topics include impact on the ocean’s ecology, migrating birds, the local tourism industry, coastal development, noise, ship navigation and sustainability. Symposium speakers include Walt Musial, of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, and Phil Dougherty, director of the Office of Wind and Hydropower Technology at DOE. Sponsors include Savannah River National Laboratory, U.S. Department of the Interior-Minerals Management Service, South Carolina Energy Office, Santee Cooper and Coastal Carolina University.
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