U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm recently announced an ambitious new 30GW offshore wind deployment target by 2030.

The national offshore wind goal is expected to support 77,000 jobs, power 10 million homes, and cut 78 million metric tons in carbon emissions.

The goal is to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030.

DOE also announced $8 million for 15 new offshore wind research and development (R&D) projects through the National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium. The selections include projects to develop innovative support structures, support U.S.-based supply chains needed for wind turbine production, advance electrical systems innovation, and present solutions for impacts on wildlife and radar.

Read more: energy.gov