Wind Potential in West Virginia

Graham Curry has spent all semester researching the current and future use of wind energy in West Virginia and has created a fine set of data visualizations. In this one, he shows the regions of the state that have the highest wind speeds and plots the location of existing and planned wind farms, as well as the locations of the coal factories that currently produce 99% of the state’s power. The banner of wind blowing out to the right is the key to the colors on the map, which correspond to wind speed. To complement the map, Graham has illustrated what a wind farm of 50 generators would look like and given the measurements of a generator. To communicate scale, he included an average two-story house.

Wind Potential in West Virginia

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