New Online Map Details US Onshore Wind Turbines

From Th Bismarck Tribune

The federal Interior Department and U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to produce the nation’s first publicly available interactive map and database of all onshore wind turbines.

The map shows turbines installed as of July 2013 — more than 47,000 sites.

“The data will help improve the siting of future wind energy projects as well as aid land managers in devising more up-to-date land-use and multiple-use plans,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a statement.

The wind turbine map was created by combining publicly available data sets from the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as other federal, state and local sources.

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