Региональные модели развития возобновляемой энергетики в США
The paper examines the regional diversity of wind and solar energy development in the US. Five models of renewable energy development such as advanced solar energy on the south-west, advanced wind energy in the central region, moderate development of renewables on the north-west, accelerated development on the northeast and catch-up growth of renewables on the southeast are considered. This diversity is a result of multiple factors, including renewable resources, electricity market structure, state regulation and incentives, costs of technologies. The paper assumes the gradual transition from onshore wind energy to solar and distributed energy as well as offshore wind energy in some regions and the use of energy storage over the longer term.