wind energy

Ship of opportunity

As families make their way down to the beach each summer day, a pleasant breeze moves up the sand to greet them. Known as the sea breeze, this gentle air current originates over the open water and is driven toward land by changes in surface heat and pressure between water and land. ...Read more

Social dimensions of offshore wind power development off the Delmarva Peninsula (RCE-1)

Investigator:  Jeremy Firestone — University of Delaware

As offshore wind power plans continue to develop, with construction ‘on the horizon’, the public has had relatively little input. Understanding public perceptions and attitudes, and how they vary with location and...Read more

Delaware Sea Grant Wind Survey

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Delaware Sea Grant Wind Survey

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Changing shipping routes: Altering shipping routes for offshore wind development could save billions

Rerouting ships to open up areas for offshore wind development could save billions of dollars in construction and operating costs for the renewable energy source, according to new findings by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and...Read more

Delaware Sea Grant teaches first graders about wind energy, turbine

First-graders learned about wind turbines during a science unit at Smyrna Elementary School, but seeing one tower 250 feet above the ground at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes was a whole other experience.

“The kids were totally flabbergasted by the turbine,” said teacher Marlena McKee...Read more