Offshore Wind Studies At Georgia Tech
Offshore wind is moving south, as this article, Scientists conduct wind energy projects, AP (9/26/05)reports. As this article reports:
But off the coast of Savannah, Ga., the Atlanta-based Southern Co. is working with researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology on a similar study to determine the feasibility of offshore wind turbines. There, the research platforms are showing much faster wind speeds - 16 mph - than in the north Georgia mountains
One advantage of developing wind-generated power in southeast Georgia is that it's close to population centers. Location is one problem with existing wind-energy producers, such as turbines located in the plains of west Texas. Once electricity is produced there, it's expensive to get the energy to customers, Bulpitt said.