Wind power in Delaware
The potential of on-shore wind power in Delaware is minimal, having a potential of generating at most 22 GWh/year. Delaware's principal wind potential is from offshore wind. A 2012 assessment estimates that 15,038 MW of offshore wind turbines could generate 60,654 GWh/year. Delaware generated 11,522 GWh from all generating sources in 2011.
As of the end of 2016, 2 MW of large scale wind capacity had been constructed in Delaware. There were no projects under construction. Five thousand Megawatt-hours of electricity were produced by wind power in 2015 within the state. A single 256-foot tall, 210-ton turbine at the University of Delaware in Lewes was built in 2010 for generating and educational purposes
The state of Delaware ran a request for proposals (RFP) during 2006-2007 that is notable as the first known RFP, world-wide, in which offshore wind power competed equally against coal and natural gas power alternatives.
- Renewable Energy Technical Potential
- Electric Power Monthly February 2012 Table 5.4.B.
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