Here are some great tools that make the renewable energy landscape easier to navigate


Hint. FM Wind Map
Real-time Wind Map
Hint.FM has created an excellent map of real-time wind patterns across the US. Data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour.
Wind Speed Converter
Wind speeds are often given in units that can be hard to picture. Here is the National Weather Service‘s conversion calculator.

Energy Unit Conversion
Here’s another great conversion calculator for all kinds of energy related measurements.
Actual Wind Data
Check out wind data in a specific area based on actual readings collected over time by small and large airports across the country.

Incentives
DSIREUSA.org offers complete information on state, local, utility and federal incentives, and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
CA Cap & Trade
California is the first state in the Union to set up an enforced greenhouse gas cap and trade regulatory system. It will be important to watch how it unfolds as it will set the stage for the rest of the nation.

World Resource Map
This map shows where the world’s resources are concentrated. Sources include the CIA World Factbook, The USDA World Crop Supply Assessment, and The British Geological Survey