California Energy Maps
California Wind Resource Potential
Estimated mean annual wind resource potential for California. Areas designated "Good" are roughly equivalent to an estimated mean annual power at 10 meter height of 200 Watts/square meter to 300 W/m2 and "Excellent" to above 300 W/M2.
Note: For a detailed listing of wind potential in various locations, communities and cities, we recommend A. Miller and R. Simon, Wind Power in California, San Jose State University, prepared for the California Energy Commission, May 1978.
Also see the Wind Resources Maps for detailed analysis of wind power and speed at various height.
You can also download an Adobe Acrobat PDF Version of this map (1 page, 1.66 megabytes)
Updated: July 2, 2008