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Wind Power Research Excitement

by Kathy Chambers 06 Aug, 2012 in Science Communications
3D model of wind plant aerodynamics that shows low velocity wakes and the result

New simulation tools and data collection capabilities now available for wind power research are creating a lot of excitement and significant advances in the wind energy industry. For example, DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) tripled previous estimates of U.S. wind power potential by using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques. New wind development areas were also identified where the wind resource was previously considered unsuitable.

Related Topics: Energy Citations Database (ECD), NREL, Wind Power