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65°

64°50′

64°40′

Charlotte Amalie
18°20′

Wind Capacity
Speed Factor*
(m/s)
(%)
9.0
8.5
8.0
39
7.5
35
7.0
30
6.5
27
6.0
23
5.5
<5.5

18°20′

Cruz Bay
St. John

St. Thomas

65°

*Net Capacity Factor
Assuming 12% Energy
Losses

64°40′

(a)
64°50′

17°50′

U.S. Virgin Islands
70-m Wind Speed

64°40′

64°30′

Christiansted
Frederiksted

The anual wind speed estimates
for this map were produced by
AWS Truewind using its
Mesomap system and historical
weather data.

St. Croix
17°40′

17°40′
64°50′

0

5

10 km

0

3

6 km

64°40′
(b)

U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Figure 6. The annual wind speeds of the U.S. Virgin Islands: (a) St. Thomas and St. John and (b) St. Croix. (Source: National Renewable Energy
Laboratory.)

a look at UVI
Founded in 1962, UVI is a public, coed, land-grant, historically
black university that lies in the heart of the beautiful Caribbean. Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled on the two
campuses (Figure 7): the Albert A. Sheen Campus on

(a)

St. Croix and the St. Thomas campus. UVI offers 38 undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs across its five colleges and schools. In a tropical
climate, UVI students enjoy indoor and outdoor activities year
round. Student entrepreneurs are rewarded with startup

(b)

Figure 7. The two campuses of UVI: (a) the Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix, and (b) the St. Thomas Campus. (Images courtesy of UVI.)
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