Renewable Energy Information Resources

>>A mix of mostly renewable energy can power America. This Synapse study details how America can power itself  with renewable energy using existing technology - “A Regional Examination of the Hourly System Operations and Reliability  Implications for the United States Electric Power System with Coal Phased Out and High Penetrations of Efficiency and Renewable Generating Resources”

>>America can meet electricity load demands, providing reliable power using a mix of mostly renewable energy. This Synapse report gives detailed information about how regions can meet their load demands season to season using existing technology. - “System Operations and Reliability Implications for the United States Electric Power System with Coal Phased Out and High Penetrations of Efficiency and Renewable Generating Resources”

>>Michigan wind resources at 80 to 100 Meters - This page offers a map of Michigan’s wind power resources at 80 to 100 meters.

>>Wind production capacity factors by state (Potential at 30%, 35% and 40%)  - Capacity factor is basically a measure of how much of a power source’s potential output is produced over a year. No power source has 100% capacity factor. All have periods of down time.