Wind energy in Southeast topic of conference

September 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Industry leaders, researchers and lawmakers from around the Southeast are scheduled to meet in South Carolina to talk about the potential for developing wind energy in the region.

The 2-day Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference is slated to get under way on Wednesday in North Charleston.

The topics include the potential for developing both land-based wind energy and well as developing turbines to tap wind energy off the coast. There will also be discussion on what resources are available in the region to provide the equipment and construct and maintain such turbines.

A report issued by the National Wildlife Federation last year determined that South Carolina has the second-largest offshore wind resource in the region. Experts say that’s enough wind energy to generate power for almost 8 million homes.

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