Wind Energy Blueprints

This page contains sample maps that were created in RAEL using ESRI's ArcMap program. The wind data used in these maps was filtered from the National Renewable Energy Lab's wind resource assessment of the United States. These maps are used in conjunction with the Wind Mapping Tool (pc2gis) to calculate the regional potential for wind development (in MW or kWh/year).

Santa Barbara Gross Wind Resource at 50m
100% Excluded Areas For Wind Development
92% Excluded Areas For Wind Development
50% Excluded Areas For Wind Development
Santa Barbara Technical (Filtered) Wind Resource at 50m

Santa Barbara Technical Wind Resource at 50m with Major Transmission Lines

These maps focus on promising regions for exploring wind power development in Santa Barbara County:
South of the City of Lompoc
Zaca Lake Region
Channel Islands
Hollister Ranch Region
Offshore near Vandenberg AFB