Offshore Wind Frequently Asked Questions

North Carolina has the best Offshore Wind resources on the East Coast.  With such great potential, comes great questions.  This page is dedicated to exploring many of those questions and finding ways to move forward and harness the wind.

What is the potential for offshore wind off the the coast of North Carolina?

What does an offshore wind farm look like?

How do wind turbines work?

What is the impact on birds, bats, and marine wildlife?

Will I be able to see them?

What happens when the wind isn’t blowing? 

 What about hurricanes?