Wind Resource maps (50 m) Mid-Atlantic States


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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:AWS TrueWind/NREL
Publication_Date:January, 2003
Title:
Wind Resource maps (50 m) Mid-Atlantic States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
The wind power resource estimates were produced by AWS TrueWind using their MesoMap system and historical weather data under contract to Wind Powering America/NREL. This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.
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Description:
Abstract:
Annual average wind resource potential of the mid-Atlantic United States at a 50 meter height.
Purpose:
Provide information on the wind resource development potential within the mid-Atlantic United States. The states included are: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Supplemental_Information:
This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.  However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects.  This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 200 m resolution, in a UTM zone 17, datum WGS 84 projection system.
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Calendar_Date:January, 2003
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Theme_Keyword:Wind potential, wind resource
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This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC  for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. 

Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. 

THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. 

The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.
Point_of_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Heimiller
Contact_Organization:National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Contact_Position:Scientist II (GIS)
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Address:
1617 Cole Blvd
City:Golden
State_or_Province:CO
Postal_Code:80401
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:303-384-7098
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:303-275-4675
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:donna.heimiller@nrel.gov
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Entity_Type_Label:Wind Resource maps (50 m) Mid-Atlantic States
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Overview_Description:
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Wind power class is an indicator of likely resource strength, with a higher wind power class representing higher wind resource levels.  The following classification information is for utility-scale applications at a 50 meter height.

Power   Resource   50 m Wind Power
Class    Potential    Density (W/m2)
1          Poor                0 - 200
2          Marginal       200 - 300
3          Fair              300 - 400
4          Good            400 - 500
5          Excellent       500 - 600
6          Outstanding  600 - 800
7          Superb             > 800
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This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. 

Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. 

THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. 

The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.
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Metadata_Date:20110316
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Donna Heimiller
Contact_Organization:National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Contact_Position:Scientist II (GIS)
Contact_Address:
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Address:
1617 Cole Blvd
City:Golden
State_or_Province:CO
Postal_Code:80401
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:303-384-7098
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:303-275-4675
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