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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Wind Resource Potential  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Wind Resource Potential Offshore Maps Community-Scale Maps Residential-Scale Maps Anemometer Loan Programs & Data Wind Resource Potential State Wind Resource Potential Tables Find state wind resource potential tables in three versions: Microsoft Excel 2007, 2003, and Adobe Acrobat PDF. 30% Capacity Factor at 80-Meters Microsoft 2007 Microsoft 2003 Adobe Acrobat PDF Additional 80- and 100-Meter Wind Resource Potential Tables Microsoft 2007 Microsoft 2003 Adobe Acrobat PDF The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) estimated the windy land area and wind energy potential for each state using AWS Truepower's gross capacity factor data. This provides the most up to date estimate of how wind energy can support state and national energy needs. The table lists the estimates of windy land area with a gross capacity of

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WINDExchange: Offshore 90-Meter Wind Maps and Wind Resource Potential  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Offshore 90-Meter Wind Maps and Wind Resource Potential The U.S. Department of Energy provides 90-meter (m) height, high-resolution wind maps and estimates of the total offshore...

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United States Wind Resource Potential Chart  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

18,000 18,000 Rated Capacity Above Indicated CF (GW) United States - Wind Resource Potential Cumulative Rated Capacity vs. Gross Capacity Factor (CF) 80 m The estimates show the potential gigawatts of rated capacity that could be installed on land above a given gross capacity factor (without losses) at 80-m and 100-m heights above ground. Areas greater than 30% at 80 m are generally considered to have suitable wind resource for potential wind development with today's advanced wind turbine technology. AWS Truewind, LLC developed the wind resource data for windNavigator® (http://navigator.awstruewind.com) with a spatial resolution of 200 m. NREL filtered the wind potential estimates to

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United States Wind Resource Potential Chart  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

18,000 Rated Capacity Above Indicated CF (GW) United States - Wind Resource Potential Cumulative Rated Capacity vs. Gross Capacity Factor (CF) 80 m The estimates show the potential...

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The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective* Willow Hallgren, Udaya Bhaskar: globalchange@mit.edu Website: http://globalchange.mit.edu/ #12;The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia, and the utilization of this renewable energy resource is increasing rapidly: wind power installed capacity increased

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The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective Willow Hallgren, Udaya Bhaskar;1 The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective Willow Hallgren* , Udaya Bhaskar Gunturu, and the utilization of this renewable energy resource is increasing. Wind power installed capacity increased by 35

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United States (48 Contiguous States) Wind Resource Potential...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Rated Capacity Above Indicated CF (GW) United States (48 Contiguous States) - Wind Resource Potential Cumulative Rated Capacity vs. Gross Capacity Factor (CF) 80 m The estimates...

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United States (48 Contiguous States) Wind Resource Potential Chart  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Rated Capacity Above Indicated CF (GW) Rated Capacity Above Indicated CF (GW) United States (48 Contiguous States) - Wind Resource Potential Cumulative Rated Capacity vs. Gross Capacity Factor (CF) 80 m The estimates show the potential gigawatts of rated capacity that could be installed on land above a given gross capacity factor (without losses) at 80-m and 100-m heights above ground. Areas greater than 30% at 80 m are generally considered to have suitable wind resource for potential wind development with today's advanced wind turbine technology. AWS Truewind, LLC developed the wind resource data for windNavigator® (http://navigator.awstruewind.com) with a spatial resolution of 200 m. NREL filtered the wind potential estimates to

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U.S. State Wind Resource Potential | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

State Wind Resource Potential State Wind Resource Potential Dataset Summary Description Estimates for each of the 50 states and the entire United States showing the windy land area with a gross capacity factor (without losses) of 30% and greater at 80-m height above ground and the wind energy potential from development of the "available" windy land area after exclusions. The "Installed Capacity" shows the potential megawatts (MW) of rated capacity that could be installed on the available windy land area, and the "Annual Generation" shows annual wind energy generation in gigawatt-hours (GWh) that could be produced from the installed capacity. AWS Truewind, LLC developed the wind resource data for windNavigator® with a spatial resolution of 200 m. NREL produced the estimates of windy land area and windy energy potential, including filtering the estimates to exclude areas unlikely to be developed such as wilderness areas, parks, urban areas, and water features (see the "Wind Resource Exclusion Table" sheet within the Excel file for more detail).

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Potential for Development of Solar and Wind Resource in Bhutan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced maps and data of the wind and solar resources in Bhutan. The solar resource data show that Bhutan has an adequate resource for flat-plate collectors, with annual average values of global horizontal solar radiation ranging from 4.0 to 5.5 kWh/m2-day (4.0 to 5.5 peak sun hours per day). The information provided in this report may be of use to energy planners in Bhutan involved in developing energy policy or planning wind and solar projects, and to energy analysts around the world interested in gaining an understanding of Bhutan's wind and solar energy potential.

Gilman, P.; Cowlin, S.; Heimiller, D.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Australia is considered to have very good wind resources, and the utilization of this renewable energy resource is increasing. Wind power installed capacity increased by 35% from 2006 to 2011 and is predicted to account ...

Hallgren, Willow

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The Potential Wind Power Resource in Australia: A New Perspective  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Australias wind resource is considered to be very good, and the utilization of this renewable energy resource is increasing rapidly: wind power installed capacity increased by 35% from 2006 to 2011 and is predicted to ...

Hallgren, Willow

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State and National Wind Resource Potential at Various Capacity...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

4 8 650 1 2 806 3 0 69% 75 5% 14 031 7 49 073 Estimates of Windy 1 Land Area and Wind Energy Potential, by State, for areas > 35% Capacity Factor at 80m These estimates show, for...

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Wind Career Map: Resource List  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The following resources were used in the development of the Wind Career Map, associated job profile information, or are potential resources for interested Wind Career Map viewers.

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Wind Resource Maps (Postcard)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America initiative provides high-resolution wind maps and estimates of the wind resource potential that would be possible from development of the available windy land areas after excluding areas unlikely to be developed. This postcard is a marketing piece that stakeholders can provide to interested parties; it will guide them to Wind Powering America's online wind energy resource maps.

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2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Hydrogen Program Record 5011 - Hydrogen Potential from Solar and Wind Resources  

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DOE Hydrogen Program Record Record #: 5011 Date: December 15, 2005 Title: Hydrogen Potential from Solar and Wind Resources Items: - Data/resource maps indicate that the potential exists to use wind and solar resources to produce more than 15 times the amount of hydrogen needed to displace the petroleum used by light duty vehicles in 2040. - About one billion metric tons of hydrogen could be produced by renewable electrolysis annually, based upon solar and wind resource potential. - The other three solar pathways - thermochemical, photoelectrochemical, and photobiological - would have similar or possibly higher productivity per unit of land area. Data: Figure 1: Hydrogen Potential from Solar Resources Note: Map shows total kilograms of hydrogen per county, normalized by

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NREL: Wind Research - Wind Resource Assessment  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Wind Resource Assessment Wind Resource Assessment A map of the United States is color-coded to indicate the high winds at 80 meters. This map shows the wind resource at 80 meters for both land-based and offshore wind resources in the United States. Correct estimation of the energy available in the wind can make or break the economics of wind plant development. Wind mapping and validation techniques developed at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) along with collaborations with U.S. companies have produced high-resolution maps of the United States that provide wind plant developers with accurate estimates of the wind resource potential. State Wind Maps International Wind Resource Maps Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools Due to the existence of special use airspace (SUA) (i.e., military airspace

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NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Resource Characterization  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Map of the United States, showing the wind potential of offshore areas across the country. Enlarge image US offshore wind speed estimates at 90-m height NREL scientists and engineers are leading efforts in resource mapping, remote sensor measurement and development, and forecasting that are essential for the development of offshore wind. Resource Mapping For more than 15 years, NREL's meteorologists, engineers, and Geographic Information System experts have led the production of wind resource characterization maps and reports used by policy makers, private industry, and other government organizations to inform and accelerate the development of wind energy in the United States. Offshore wind resource data and mapping has strategic uses. As with terrestrial developments, traditional

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Sandia National Laboratories: Wind Resources  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

EnergyWind Resources Wind Resources Comments are closed. Renewable Energy Wind Energy Wind Plant Optimization Test Site Operations & Maintenance Safety: Test Facilities Capital...

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NREL: Renewable Resource Data Center - Wind Resource Information  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Wind Resource Information Wind Resource Information Photo of five wind turbines at the Nine Canyon Wind Project. The Nine Canyon Wind Project in Benton County, Washington, includes 37 wind turbines and 48 MW of capacity. Detailed wind resource information can be found on NREL's Wind Research Web site. This site provides access to state and international wind resource maps. Wind Integration Datasets are provided to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. In addition, RReDC offers Meteorological Field Measurements at Potential and Actual Wind Turbine Sites and a Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the United States. Wind resource maps are also available from the NREL Dynamic Maps, GIS Data, and Analysis Tools Web site.

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Wind Resource Map: Mexico | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Resource Map: Mexico Wind Resource Map: Mexico Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Wind Resource Map: Mexico Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: www.altestore.com/howto/Reference-Materials/Wind-Resource-Map-Mexico/a Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/wind-resource-map-mexico,http://clean Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This is on-shore wind resource map for rural power applications in Mexico. The map can be used to aid in appropriate siting of wind power installations. Please note that the wind speed classes are taken at 30 m (100 feet [ft]), instead of the usual 10 m (33 ft). Each wind power class should span two power densities. For example, Wind Power Class = 3

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Wind Resource Assessment Overview | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind Resource Assessment Overview Wind Resource Assessment Overview Jump to: navigation, search Maps.jpg The first step in developing a wind project is to locate and quantify the wind resource. The magnitude of the wind and the characteristics of the resource are the largest factors in determining a potential site's economic and technical viability. There are three basic steps to identifying and characterizing the wind resource: prospecting, validating, and micrositing. The process of locating sites for wind energy development is similar to exploration for other resources, such as minerals and petroleum. Thus, the term prospecting is often used to describe the identification and preliminary evaluation of a wind resource area. Prospecting includes identifying potentially windy sites within a fairly large region - such

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NREL: Wind Research - International Wind Resource Maps  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

projections of wind resources worldwide. This allows for more accurate siting of wind turbines and has led to the recognition of higher class winds in areas where none were...

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WINDExchange: Wind Potential Capacity  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

area with a gross capacity factor1 of 35% and higher, which may be suitable for wind energy development. AWS Truepower LLC produced the wind resource data with a spatial...

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Offshore Wind Potential Tables  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Offshore wind resource by state and wind speed interval within 50 nm of shore. Wind Speed at 90 m (ms) 7.0 - 7.5 7.5 - 8.0 8.0 - 8.5 8.5 - 9.0 9.0 - 9.5 9.5 - 10.0 >10.0 Total...

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This page provides a brief overview of wind energy resources and technologies supplemented by specific information to apply wind energy within the Federal sector.

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NREL: Wind Research - Site Wind Resource Characteristics  

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Site Wind Resource Characteristics Site Wind Resource Characteristics A graphic showing the location of National Wind Technology Center and its wind power class 2. Click on the image to view a larger version. Enlarge image This graphic shows the wind power class at the National Wind Technology Center. You can download a printable copy. The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is on the Great Plains just miles from the Rocky Mountains. The site is flat and covered with short grasses. The terrain and lack of obstructions make the site highly suitable for testing wind turbines. Take a tour of the NWTC and its facilities to better understand its location and layout. Another prime feature of the NWTC is the strong directionality of the wind - most of the strong winds come within a few degrees of 285°. West of

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State and National Wind Resource Potential at Various Capacity Factor Ranges for 80 and 100 Meters  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

February 4, 2010 (updated April 13, 2011 to add Alaska and Hawaii) February 4, 2010 (updated April 13, 2011 to add Alaska and Hawaii) State Total (km 2 ) Excluded 2 (km 2 ) Available (km 2 ) Available % of State % of Total Windy Land Excluded Installed Capacity 3 (MW) Annual Generation (GWh) Alabama 15.9 13.3 2.6 0.00% 83.4% 13.2 42 Alaska 267,897.7 209,673.4 58,224.3 3.87% 78.3% 291,121.3 1,051,210 Arizona 611.7 417.3 194.4 0.07% 68.2% 972.1 3,100 Arkansas 1,130.0 687.5 442.5 0.32% 60.8% 2,212.5 7,215 C lif i 11 456 4 8 650 1 2 806 3 0 69% 75 5% 14 031 7 49 073 Estimates of Windy 1 Land Area and Wind Energy Potential, by State, for areas >= 35% Capacity Factor at 80m These estimates show, for each of the 50 states and the total U.S., the windy land area with a gross capacity factor (without losses) of 35% and greater at 80-m height above ground and the wind energy potential that could be possible from development of the "available" windy land area

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New England Wind Forum: New England Wind Resources  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

New England Wind Forum About the New England Wind Forum New England Wind Energy Education Project Historic Wind Development in New England State Activities Projects in New England Building Wind Energy in New England Wind Resources Wind Power Technology Economics Markets Siting Policy Technical Challenges Issues Small Wind Large Wind Newsletter Perspectives Events Quick Links to States CT MA ME NH RI VT Bookmark and Share New England Wind Resources Go to the Vermont wind resource map. Go to the New Hampshire wind resource map. Go to the Maine wind resource map. Go to the Massachusetts wind resource map. Go to the Connecticut wind resource map. Go to the Rhode Island wind resource map. New England Wind Resource Maps Wind resources maps of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Wind Energy Resource Basics | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Renewable Energy Wind Wind Energy Resource Basics Wind Energy Resource Basics July 30, 2013 - 3:11pm Addthis Wind energy can be produced anywhere in the world where the wind...

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Indiana 50 M Wind Resource  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Indiana 50 M Wind Resource Indiana 50 M Wind Resource Metadata also available as Metadata: Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information Spatial_Data_Organization_Information Spatial_Reference_Information Entity_and_Attribute_Information Distribution_Information Metadata_Reference_Information Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: AWS TrueWind/NREL Publication_Date: March, 2004 Title: Indiana 50 M Wind Resource Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data Other_Citation_Details: The wind power resource estimates were produced by AWS TrueWind using their MesoMap system and historical weather data under contract to Wind Powering America/NREL. This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

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Ohio 50 m Wind Resource  

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Ohio 50 m Wind Resource Ohio 50 m Wind Resource Metadata also available as Metadata: Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information Spatial_Data_Organization_Information Spatial_Reference_Information Entity_and_Attribute_Information Distribution_Information Metadata_Reference_Information Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: AWS TrueWind/NREL Publication_Date: May, 2004 Title: Ohio 50 m Wind Resource Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data Other_Citation_Details: The wind power resource estimates were produced by AWS TrueWind using their MesoMap system and historical weather data under contract to Wind Powering America/NREL. This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. Online_Linkage:

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Missouri 50 m Wind Resource  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

50 m Wind Resource 50 m Wind Resource Metadata also available as Metadata: Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information Spatial_Data_Organization_Information Spatial_Reference_Information Entity_and_Attribute_Information Distribution_Information Metadata_Reference_Information Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: AWS TrueWind/NREL Publication_Date: November, 2004 Title: Missouri 50 m Wind Resource Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data Other_Citation_Details: The wind power resource estimates were produced by AWS TrueWind using their MesoMap system and historical weather data under contract to Wind Powering America/NREL. This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

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Wind Resource Atlas of Oaxaca | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Resource Atlas of Oaxaca Resource Atlas of Oaxaca Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Wind Resource Atlas of Oaxaca Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: www.nrel.gov/wind/pdfs/34519.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/wind-resource-atlas-oaxaca,http://cle Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This wind resource atlas identifies wind characteristics and distribution of wind resources in Oaxaca, Mexico, at a wind power density of 50 meters above ground. The detailed wind resource maps contained in the atlas facilitate the identification of prospective areas for use of wind energy technologies for utility-scale power generation, village power, and off-grid wind energy applications. The wind maps were created using a

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Global potential for wind-generated electricity  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Annual wind energy potential...Monthly wind energy potential for...on a U.S. national basis depending...electricity to other energy forms. Plug-in...transmission grid. Expansion...in potential renewable resources, not...relating to the integration of electricity...relates to the challenge of matching...

Xi Lu; Michael B. McElroy; Juha Kiviluoma

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore Wind Resource | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Offshore Wind Resource Offshore Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Global Wind Potential Supply Curves by Country, Class, and Depth (quantities in GW) Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released July 12th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated July 12th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords offshore resource offshore wind renewable energy potential Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon offshore_resource_100_vs2.xlsx (xlsx, 41.7 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access

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Potential climate change impact on wind energy resources in northern Europe: analyses using a regional climate model  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The energy density in each grid cell was computed using Eq. 10 and ... 11 is employed. To further explore the impact of potential changes in the speed distribution on the wind energy sector we also computed the f...

S. C. Pryor; R. J. Barthelmie; E. Kjellstrm

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore Wind Potential Tables  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Offshore wind resource by state and wind speed interval within 50 nm of shore. Offshore wind resource by state and wind speed interval within 50 nm of shore. Wind Speed at 90 m (m/s) 7.0 - 7.5 7.5 - 8.0 8.0 - 8.5 8.5 - 9.0 9.0 - 9.5 9.5 - 10.0 >10.0 Total >7.0 State Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) Area km 2 (MW) California 11,439 (57,195) 24,864 (124,318) 23,059 (115,296) 22,852 (114,258) 13,185 (65,924) 15,231 (76,153) 6,926 (34,629) 117,555 (587,773) Connecticut 530 (2,652) 702 (3,508) 40 (201) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1,272 (6,360) Delaware 223 (1,116) 724 (3,618) 1,062 (5,310) 931 (4,657) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2,940 (14,701) Georgia 3,820 (19,102) 7,741 (38,706) 523 (2,617) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 12,085 (60,425) Hawaii 18,873 (94,363) 42,298 (211,492)

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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This wind energy resource atlas identifies the wind characteristics and distribution of the wind resource in the country of Armenia. The detailed wind resource maps and other information contained in the atlas facilitate the identification of prospective areas for use of wind energy technologies for utility-scale power generation and off-grid wind energy applications. The maps portray the wind resource with high-resolution (1-km2) grids of wind power density at 50-m above ground. The wind maps were created at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using a computerized wind mapping system that uses Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Wind Resource Assessment and Power Predictions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Probabilistic Wind Resource Assessment and Power Predictions Luca Delle Monache (lucadm Accurate wind resource assessment and power forecasts and reliable quanXficaXon of their uncertainty Mo5va5on · Power forecast: o Increase wind energy penetra

Firestone, Jeremy

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
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NREL: Learning - Student Resources on Wind Energy  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Wind Energy Photo of a girl and a boy standing beneath a large wind turbine. Students can learn about wind energy by visiting a wind farm. The following resources can provide you...

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WINDExchange: Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Bookmark and Share Regional Resource Centers About Economic Development Siting Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers The U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Resource Centers...

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Colorado Wind Resource at 50 Meters Above Ground Level  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Wind Resource at 50 Meters Above Ground Level Wind Resource at 50 Meters Above Ground Level Metadata also available as Metadata: Identification_Information Data_Quality_Information Spatial_Data_Organization_Information Spatial_Reference_Information Entity_and_Attribute_Information Distribution_Information Metadata_Reference_Information Identification_Information: Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: AWS TrueWind/NREL Publication_Date: December 2003 Title: Colorado Wind Resource at 50 Meters Above Ground Level Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data Online_Linkage: Description: Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Colorado,

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Wind energy potential in the United States  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Estimates of the electricity that could potentially be generated by wind power and of the land area available for wind energy development have been calculated for the contiguous United States. The estimates are based on published wind resource data and exclude windy lands that are not suitable for development as a result of environmental and land-use considerations. Despite these exclusions, the potential electric power from wind energy is surprisingly large. Good wind areas, which cover 6% of the contiguous US land area, have the potential to supply more than one and a half times the current electricity consumption of the United States. Technology under development today will be capable of producing electricity economically from good wind sites in many regions of the country.

Elliott, D.L.; Schwartz, M.N.

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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United States Wind Resource Map: Annual Average Wind Speed at...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

4.0 Source: Wind resource estimates developed by AWS Truepower, LLC for windNavigator . Web: http:www.windnavigator.com | http:www.awstruepower.com. Spatial resolution of wind...

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SWERA/Wind Resource Information | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » SWERA/Wind Resource Information < SWERA Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Wind Resource Information SWERA wind products provide estimates of how much wind resource is available at potential development sites. SWERA wind resources are depicted as average wind speed (meters per second) or wind power density (watts per square meter) at a specified height above the ground (nominally 50 m). These are derived from models and satellite and global weather observations

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Nebraska/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Nebraska/Wind Resources Nebraska/Wind Resources < Nebraska Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Nebraska Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Alabama/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Alabama/Wind Resources Alabama/Wind Resources < Alabama Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Alabama Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Florida/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Florida/Wind Resources Florida/Wind Resources < Florida Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Florida Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Vermont/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Vermont/Wind Resources Vermont/Wind Resources < Vermont Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Vermont Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Wisconsin/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wisconsin/Wind Resources Wisconsin/Wind Resources < Wisconsin Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Wisconsin Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Idaho/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Idaho/Wind Resources Idaho/Wind Resources < Idaho Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Idaho Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Missouri/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Missouri/Wind Resources Missouri/Wind Resources < Missouri Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Missouri Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Iowa/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Iowa/Wind Resources Iowa/Wind Resources < Iowa Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Iowa Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Maryland/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Maryland/Wind Resources Maryland/Wind Resources < Maryland Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Maryland Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Massachusetts/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Massachusetts/Wind Resources Massachusetts/Wind Resources < Massachusetts Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Massachusetts Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Minnesota/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Minnesota/Wind Resources Minnesota/Wind Resources < Minnesota Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Minnesota Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Pennsylvania/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Pennsylvania/Wind Resources Pennsylvania/Wind Resources < Pennsylvania Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Pennsylvania Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Hawaii/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Hawaii/Wind Resources Hawaii/Wind Resources < Hawaii Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Hawaii Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Alaska/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Alaska/Wind Resources Alaska/Wind Resources < Alaska Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Alaska Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "wind resource potential" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Wyoming/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Wyoming/Wind Resources Wyoming/Wind Resources < Wyoming Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Wyoming Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Nevada/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Nevada/Wind Resources Nevada/Wind Resources < Nevada Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Nevada Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Kansas/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Kansas/Wind Resources Kansas/Wind Resources < Kansas Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Kansas Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Washington/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Washington/Wind Resources Washington/Wind Resources < Washington Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Washington Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Louisiana/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Louisiana/Wind Resources Louisiana/Wind Resources < Louisiana Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Louisiana Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Oregon/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Oregon/Wind Resources Oregon/Wind Resources < Oregon Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Oregon Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Kentucky/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Kentucky/Wind Resources Kentucky/Wind Resources < Kentucky Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Kentucky Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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Are global wind power resource estimates overstated?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Estimates of the global wind power resource over land range from 56 to 400TW. Most estimates have implicitly assumed that extraction of wind energy does not alter large-scale winds enough to significantly limit wind power production. Estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbine drag on local winds have assumed that wind power production of 24Wm?2 can be sustained over large areas. New results from a mesoscale model suggest that wind power production is limited to about 1Wm?2 at wind farm scales larger than about 100km2. We find that the mesoscale model results are quantitatively consistent with results from global models that simulated the climate response to much larger wind power capacities. Wind resource estimates that ignore the effect of wind turbines in slowing large-scale winds may therefore substantially overestimate the wind power resource.

Amanda S Adams; David W Keith

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Resource Assessment | Open Energy Information  

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Assessment Assessment Jump to: navigation, search Maps Central America 50m Wind Power China Chifeng 50m Wind Power China Enshi 50m Wind Power China Fuzhou 50m Wind Power China Guangzhou 50m Wind Power China Haikou 50m Wind Power China Hangzhou 50m Wind Power China Hohhot 50m Wind Power China Jiamusi 50m Wind Power China Manzhouli 50m Wind Power China Nanchang 50m Wind Power China Qingdao 50m Wind Power China Qiqihar 50m Wind Power China Shenyang 50m Wind Power China Tianjin 50m Wind Power China Yinchuan 50m Wind Power East China Map Reference NREL-30m-US-Wind NREL-50m-Alaska-Wind-Map NREL-50m-Alaska-Wind-Map NREL-Alaska-50m-Wind-Resource NREL-Arizona-50m-Wind-Resource NREL-Arkansas-50m-Wind-Resource NREL-Atlantic-Coast-90m-Offshore-Wind-Resource NREL-CA-90mwindspeed-off NREL-CT-90mwindspeed-off

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Energy Resource Potential  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Resource Potential Resource Potential of Methane Hydrate Energy Resource Potential An introduction to the science and energy potential of a unique resource Disclaimer Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

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WINDExchange: Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools  

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page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news. Search the WINDExchange Database Choose a Type of Information All...

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Wisconsin Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Resources Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid? * State Information Portal * Glossary of Terms * For More Information Wisconsin Wind Resources WisconsinMap.jpg Retrieved from

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Wind Resource Assessment of Gujarat (India)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

India is one of the largest wind energy markets in the world. In 1986 Gujarat was the first Indian state to install a wind power project. In February 2013, the installed wind capacity in Gujarat was 3,093 MW. Due to the uncertainty around existing wind energy assessments in India, this analysis uses the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to simulate the wind at current hub heights for one year to provide more precise estimates of wind resources in Gujarat. The WRF model allows for accurate simulations of winds near the surface and at heights important for wind energy purposes. While previous resource assessments published wind power density, we focus on average wind speeds, which can be converted to wind power densities by the user with methods of their choice. The wind resource estimates in this study show regions with average annual wind speeds of more than 8 m/s.

Draxl, C.; Purkayastha, A.; Parker, Z.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resource assessment and siting  

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The objective of this program was to investigate the feasibility of employing wind power as a possible energy source to the New Hampshire power grid. Wind data was obtained from the New Hampshire State Forestry Service, the State Climatologist as well as other miscellaneous sources. Data on power generation and the power grid system was received from the Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Using this information as a data base, siting studies were made which indicated that there was a potential for a wind energy system in New Hampshire. Costs of fossil fuel generated power were compared to estimated wind generated production costs of electric energy fed into the Public Service Company of New Hampshire lines for various potential WECS sites. Based on the data and analysis provided in this study, it appears that WECS can be usefully developed in New Hampshire which would result in significant savings in fuel oil consumption.

Bortz, S.A. (IIT Research Inst., Chicago, IL); Fieldhouse, I.; Budenholzer, R.A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Montana/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Montana/Wind Resources < Montana Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Montana Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Ohio/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Ohio/Wind Resources < Ohio Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Ohio Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Forecastability as a Design Criterion in Wind Resource Assessment: Preprint  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper proposes a methodology to include the wind power forecasting ability, or 'forecastability,' of a site as a design criterion in wind resource assessment and wind power plant design stages. The Unrestricted Wind Farm Layout Optimization (UWFLO) methodology is adopted to maximize the capacity factor of a wind power plant. The 1-hour-ahead persistence wind power forecasting method is used to characterize the forecastability of a potential wind power plant, thereby partially quantifying the integration cost. A trade-off between the maximum capacity factor and the forecastability is investigated.

Zhang, J.; Hodge, B. M.

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Resources in Alaska | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Resources in Alaska Resources in Alaska Dataset Summary Description Wind resource data for Alaska and southeast Alaska, both high resolution wind resource maps and gridded wind parameters. The two high resolution wind maps are comprised of a grid of cells each containing a single value of average wind speed (m/s) at a hub height of 30, 50, 70, and 100 meters and wind power density (W/m^2) at a hub height of 50 meters for a 40,000 square meter area. The additional gridded wind parameter data includes data for points spaced 2 kilometers apart, and include: predicted wind speed frequency distribution as well as speed and energy in 16 directions (the information needed to produce a wind rose image at a given point). Data included here as .kml files (for viewing in Google Earth). GIS shape files available for the gridded wind parameters datasets from AEDI (http://akenergyinventory.org/data.shtml).

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United States Wind Resource Map: Annual Average Wind Speed at...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

5.5 5.0 4.5 4.0 < 4.0 Source: Wind resource estimates developed by AWS Truepower, LLC. Web: http:www.awstruepower.com. Map developed by NREL. Spatial resolution of wind...

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Category:State Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Category Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Category:State Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Category containing State Wind Resources Pages in category "State Wind Resources" The following 100 pages are in this category, out of 100 total. A Alabama/Wind Resources Alabama/Wind Resources/Full Version Alaska/Wind Resources Alaska/Wind Resources/Full Version Arizona/Wind Resources Arizona/Wind Resources/Full Version Arkansas/Wind Resources Arkansas/Wind Resources/Full Version C California/Wind Resources California/Wind Resources/Full Version Colorado/Wind Resources Colorado/Wind Resources/Full Version

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "wind resource potential" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Oklahoma/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Oklahoma/Wind Resources < Oklahoma Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Oklahoma Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Michigan/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Michigan/Wind Resources < Michigan Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Michigan Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Indiana/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Indiana/Wind Resources < Indiana Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Indiana Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Maine/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Maine/Wind Resources < Maine Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Maine Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Mississippi/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Mississippi/Wind Resources < Mississippi Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Mississippi Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Tennessee/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Tennessee/Wind Resources < Tennessee Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Tennessee Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Virginia/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Virginia/Wind Resources < Virginia Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Virginia Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Texas/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Texas/Wind Resources < Texas Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Texas Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Illinois/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Illinois/Wind Resources < Illinois Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Illinois Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Arizona/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Arizona/Wind Resources < Arizona Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Arizona Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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California/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » California/Wind Resources < California Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> California Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Connecticut/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Connecticut/Wind Resources < Connecticut Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Connecticut Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Georgia/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Georgia/Wind Resources < Georgia Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Georgia Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Delaware/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Delaware/Wind Resources < Delaware Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Delaware Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Colorado/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Colorado/Wind Resources < Colorado Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Colorado Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Arkansas/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Arkansas/Wind Resources < Arkansas Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Arkansas Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Utah/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Utah/Wind Resources < Utah Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Utah Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate?

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Four Corners Wind Resource Center Webinar: Building Utility-Scale...  

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Four Corners Wind Resource Center Webinar: Building Utility-Scale Wind: Permitting and Regulation Lessons for County Decision-Makers Four Corners Wind Resource Center Webinar:...

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States...  

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States This report summarizes the offshore wind...

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Title: Ontario Wind Resources Information Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources  

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information (monthly, yearly, extreme months and inter ­ annually) and wind rose information. All dataTitle: Ontario Wind Resources Information Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry as an input to the Wind Resource Atlas, a web mapping application for helping users determine the feasibility

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101

Estimation methods review and analysis of offshore extreme wind speeds and wind energy resources  

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Abstract Offshore wind resources are more abundant and stronger and they blow more consistently than land-based wind resources. While gale force winds are easier to hit on the sea, the strong wind vibration and wind loads may exert severe damage and shock to wind turbines and wind power grids, even resulting in power grid collapse. Thus, to develop offshore wind power, apart from accurate quantitative wind energy potential assessments, it is necessary to effectively estimate extreme wind speeds. Toward this purpose, this paper investigates the current status of extreme wind speeds and wind energy assessment from literature review. It turns out that much work on wind energy estimation has been performed, whereas relatively little research involves extreme wind speeds, the main challenge stemming from the limited availability of derived extreme winds. Then a GH method based on artificial intelligence optimization algorithms is developed to re-analyze future samples of extreme wind speeds. On the basis of the re-analyzed extreme samples, as well as the Generalized Extreme Value (GEV) and Gumbel models optimized by Cuckoo Search (CS) and Chaotic Particle Swarm Optimization (CPSO) algorithms, the potential risks of extreme wind speeds are conducted based on 23-year (19902012) historic wind speeds. Thus, in terms of wind speeds, a comprehensive estimation for offshore wind energy is initially implemented in Bohai Rim, China. The assessment shows that the study areas have high-strength wind power but are rarely subjected to extreme wind speeds, which implies that it is suitable for wind farm construction.

Jianzhou Wang; Shanshan Qin; Shiqiang Jin; Jie Wu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Modeling access to wind resources in the United States  

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To project the US potential to meet future electricity demands with wind energy, estimates of available wind resource and costs to access that resource are critical. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) annually estimates the US market penetration of wind in its Annual Energy Outlook series. For these estimates, the EIA uses wind resource data developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for each region of the country. However, the EIA multiplies the cost of windpower by several factors, some as large as 3, to account for resource quality, market factors associated with accessing the resource, electric grid impacts, and rapid growth in the wind industry. This paper examines the rationale behind these additional costs and suggests alternatives.

Short, W.D.

1999-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Global potential for wind-generated electricity  

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...6 MW, deployed offshore, reflecting the greater...incentive to deploy larger turbines to capture the higher wind speeds available in...Electricity-Producing Wind Turbines ( International Electrotechnical...2008 ) Assessing offshore wind resources: An accessible...

Xi Lu; Michael B. McElroy; Juha Kiviluoma

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

MOWII Webinar: Wind Development Cultural Resource Management  

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During the planning stages, wind energy development can be affected by the regulatory process relative to cultural resource management issues. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act ...

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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast China  

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This wind energy resource atlas identifies the wind characteristics and distribution of the wind resource in two regions of southeast China. The first region is the coastal area stretching from northern Fujian south to eastern Guangdong and extending approximately 100 km inland. The second region is centered on the Poyang Lake area in northern Jiangxi. This region also includes parts of two other provinces-Anhui and Hubei-and extends from near Anqing in Anhui south to near Nanchang in Jiangxi. The detailed wind resource maps and other information contained in the atlas facilitate the identification of prospective areas for use of wind energy technologies, both for utility-scale power generation and off-grid wind energy applications. We created the high-resolution (1-km2) maps in 1998 using a computerized wind resource mapping system developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The mapping system uses software known as a Geographical Information System (GIS).

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calwind Resources Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Resources Wind Farm Resources Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Calwind Resources Wind Farm Facility Calwind Resources Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Developer CalWind Resources Energy Purchaser Southern California Edison Co Location Tehachapi CA Coordinates 35.07665°, -118.25529° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.07665,"lon":-118.25529,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Saturation wind power potential and its implications for wind energy  

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...and natural gas produce electricity...As such, wind turbines reduce direct...power, part I: Technologies, energy resources...arrays of wind turbines . J Wind Eng Ind...Yamada T (1982) Development of a turbulence...biofuel soot and gases, and methane...a single wind turbine intersects...

Mark Z. Jacobson; Cristina L. Archer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

The effect of missing data on wind resource estimation  

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Investment in renewable energy sources requires reliable data. However, meteorological datasets are often plagued by missing data, which can bias energy resource estimates if the missingness is systematic. We address this issue by considering the influence of missing data due to icing of equipment during the winter on the wind resource estimation for a potential wind turbine site in Norway. Using a mean-reverting jump-diffusion (MRJD) process to model electricity prices, we also account for the impact on the expected revenue from a wind turbine constructed at the site. While missing data due to icing significantly bias the wind resource estimate downwards, their impact on revenue estimates is dampened because of volatile electricity spot prices. By contrast, with low-volatility electricity prices, the effect of missing data on revenue estimates is highly significant. The seasonality-based method we develop removes most of the bias in wind resource and revenue estimation caused by missing data.

Aidan Coville; Afzal Siddiqui; Klaus-Ole Vogstad

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore wind resource assessment through satellite images  

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1 Slide no. 4 Offshore wind resource assessment through satellite images Charlotte Bay Hasager images for offshore wind ressource assessment in lieu of in-situ mast observations #12;4 Slide no Hasager, Dellwik, Nielsen and Furevik, 2004, Validation of ERS-2 SAR offshore wind-speed maps in the North

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Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment andCharacteri...  

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& Publications Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment and Characterization Projects Offshore Wind Projects Testing, Manufacturing, and Component Development...

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NREL-International Wind Resource Maps | Open Energy Information  

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International Wind Resource Maps International Wind Resource Maps Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: NREL-International Wind Resource Maps Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Topics: Resource assessment Website: www.nrel.gov/wind/international_wind_resources.html NREL-International Wind Resource Maps Screenshot References: International Wind Resource Maps [1] Logo: NREL-International Wind Resource Maps This resource provides access to NREL-developed wind resource maps and atlases for several countries. NREL's wind mapping projects have been supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development, and United Nations International Programme. "NREL is helping to develop high-resolution projections of wind resources

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NREL GIS Data: Indiana High Resolution Wind Resource | OpenEI  

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Indiana High Resolution Wind Resource Indiana High Resolution Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Indiana at a 50 meter height. Purpose: Provide information on the wind resource development potential within the state of Indiana. Supplemental_Information: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 200 m resolution, in a UTM zone 16 datum WGS 84 projection system. Other_Citation_Details: The wind power resource estimates were produced by AWS TrueWind using their MesoMap system and historical weather data under contract to Wind Powering America/NREL. This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

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NREL GIS Data: Hawaii High Resolution Wind Resource | OpenEI  

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Wind Resource Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential for the state of Hawaii at a 50 meter height. Purpose: Provide information on the wind resource development potential within the state of Hawaii. Supplemental_Information: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 200 m resolution, in a UTM zone 4, datum WGS 84 projection system. Other_Citation_Details: The wind power resource estimates were produced by TrueWind Solutions using their MesoMap system and historical weather data under contract to Wind Powering America/NREL. This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

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Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies  

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Wind Energy Wind Energy Resources and Technologies to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies on Twitter Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies on Google Bookmark Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies on Delicious Rank Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies on Digg Find More places to share Federal Energy Management Program: Wind Energy Resources and Technologies on AddThis.com... Energy-Efficient Products Technology Deployment Renewable Energy Federal Requirements Renewable Resources & Technologies Solar

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Evaluation of Global Onshore Wind Energy Potential and Generation Costs  

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(2)Where Et is the wind technical potential (kWh/year), A is the area of each grid cell (km(2)), ?1 is the availability factor, ?2 is the array efficiency, ? is average installed power density (MW km2), and ((A?)/(1.5)) represents the number of turbines (1.5 MW GE turbine) in a given grid cell. ... If wind is to play a large role, lower quality wind resources would need to be used, and a bias against the highest speed winds can be less important. ... EEA. Europes Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Potential. ...

Yuyu Zhou; Patrick Luckow; Steven J. Smith; Leon Clarke

2012-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

116

South Dakota Wind Resource Assessment Network (WRAN)  

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WRAN is a network of instrument stations sited throughout South Dakota. As of 2010, there are eleven stations, and some have been collecting data since 2001. The purpose of the WRAN:

There are several reasons why the WRAN was built. One of the most obvious is that it will allow verification of the existing resource assessments of our state. South Dakota has tremendous potential as an exporter of wind-generated electricity. There has recently been a great deal of publicity over a Pacific Northwest National Laboratories study conducted in the early 1990s that ranked the contiguous 48 states in terms of their potential to produce windpower. (Click here for the results of this study as given by the American Wind Energy Association.) South Dakota ranked fourth in that study. Also, more recently, detailed maps of the wind resource in South Dakota were produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Unfortunately, both of these studies had to rely heavily on computer-generated models and very sparse measured data, because very little appropriate measured data exists. The WRAN will provide valuable data that we anticipate will validate the NREL maps, and perhaps suggest minor adjustments.

There are many other benefits the WRAN will provide. The data it will measure will be at heights above ground that are more appropriate for predicting the performance of large modern wind turbines, as opposed to data collected at National Weather Service stations whose anemometers are usually only about 9 m (30 feet) above ground. Also, we will collect some different types of data than most wind measurement networks, which will allow a series of important studies of the potential impact and value of South Dakota's windpower. In addition, all of the WRAN data will be made available to the public via this WWWeb site. This will hopefully enable extensive informed discussion among all South Dakotans on such important topics as rural economic development and transmission system expansion. [Copied from http://sdwind.com/about/

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Wind energy resource in Northern Mexico  

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Abstract Mexico has installed less wind power compared to the other North American countries. Renewable energy sources only account for 3% of the energy mix in Mexico. The U.S. states bordering Mexico, namely Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, have good wind power resources. Among them, Texas has the highest installed wind power capacity of 10.34GW. The wind resources in these bordering states indicate that the wind energy resource in Northern Mexico must be assessed; thus, the spatial and temporal information about the wind energy resource was studied. The daily pattern of the wind speed, one per state studied, was obtained. The wind speed was found to exhibit a pattern; it increases from 4pm until 6am the following day. The main conclusions are that the state of Tamaulipas has the highest Wind Power Density (WPD) of 1000W/m2 during September and October, but the north of Nuevo Leon has, in a large part of its territory, an annual WPD greater than 103W/m2; each state has 1700 useful hours of wind speed above 3m/s. Northern Mexico has some zones with excellent wind speed as well; the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas have a wind speed of over 4.51m/s across nearly their entire territories. Because Mexico in recent years has been starting to exploit renewable energy sources, the government has mandated energy reform, which improves the conditions for investment in wind energy in Mexico.

Q. Hernndez-Escobedo; R. Saldaa-Flores; E.R. Rodrguez-Garca; F. Manzano-Agugliaro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Wind Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy97/22223.pdf NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook Screenshot References: Wind Resource Assessment Handbook[1] Logo: NREL-Wind Resource Assessment Handbook This handbook presents industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program to support a wind energy feasibility initiative. About "This handbook presents industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program to support a wind energy

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies Wind Energy Resources and Technologies Photo of two wind turbines standing on a mountain in front of a cloudy blue sky. The Department of...

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the United States (Poster)  

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The development of an offshore wind resource database is one of the first steps necessary to understand the magnitude of the resource and to plan the distribution and development of future offshore wind power facilities. The U.S. Department of Energy supported the production of offshore wind resource maps and potential estimates for much of the United States. This presentation discusses NREL's 2010 offshore wind resources report; current U.S., regional, and state offshore maps; methodology for the wind mapping and validation; wind potential estimates; the Geographic Information Systems database; and future work and conclusions.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; Musial, W.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind power resource assessment in complex urban environments: MIT campus case-study using CFD Analysis  

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around buildings. The software model has been used to evaluate the wind energy potential on the campus-site. Comparisons between the measurements and the predicted wind speeds allowed validation of the software results of Technology, 2Meteodyn Objectives Conclusions References [1] TopoWind software, User Manual [2] Wind Resource

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Global potential for wind-generated electricity  

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...monthly averages of wind power production...negative. Very large wind power penetration...forms. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles...excesses in electricity system, while energy-rich...storage. Potential wind-generated electricity...only wind but also solar. The additional...

Xi Lu; Michael B. McElroy; Juha Kiviluoma

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind energy resource atlas. Volume 9. The Southwest Region  

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This atlas of the wind energy resource is composed of introductory and background information, a regional summary of the wind resource, and assessments of the wind resource in Nevada and California. Background on how the wind resource is assessed and on how the results of the assessment should be interpreted is presented. A description of the wind resource on a regional scale is then given. The results of the wind energy assessments for each state are assembled into an overview and summary of the various features of the regional wind energy resource. An introduction and outline to the descriptions of the wind resource given for each state are given. Assessments for individual states are presented as separate chapters. The state wind energy resources are described in greater detail than is the regional wind energy resource, and features of selected stations are discussed.

Simon, R.L.; Norman, G.T.; Elliott, D.L.; Barchet, W.R.; George, R.L.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

NANA Wind Resource Assessment Program Final Report  

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NANA Regional Corporation (NRC) of northwest Alaska is located in an area with abundant wind energy resources. In 2007, NRC was awarded grant DE-FG36-07GO17076 by the US Department of Energy's Tribal Energy Program for funding a Wind Resource Assessment Project (WRAP) for the NANA region. The NANA region, including Kotzebue Electric Association (KEA) and Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) have been national leaders at developing, designing, building, and operating wind-diesel hybrid systems in Kotzebue (starting in 1996) and Selawik (2002). Promising sites for the development of new wind energy projects in the region have been identified by the WRAP, including Buckland, Deering, and the Kivalina/Red Dog Mine Port Area. Ambler, Shungnak, Kobuk, Kiana, Noorvik & Noatak were determined to have poor wind resources at sites in or very near each community. However, all five of these communities may have better wind resources atop hills or at sites with slightly higher elevations several miles away.

Jay Hermanson

2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

125

Wind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy  

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In context of increasing use of renewable sources, it is of importance to correctly evaluate the actual sustainability of their implementation. Emergy analysis is one of the possible methods useful for such an assessment. This work aims to demonstrate how the emergy approach can be used to assess the sustainability of wind energy resource in Europe. The Emergy Index of Sustainability (EIS) and the Emergy Yield Ratio (EYR) are used to analyze 90 stations of European regions for three types of wind turbines. To do so, the simplified Chou wind turbine model is used for different set of parameters as: nominal power and size of the wind turbines, and cut-in and cut-out wind speeds. Based on the calculation of the emergy indices, a mapping is proposed to identify the most appropriate locations for an implementation of wind turbines in European regions. The influence of the wind turbine type on the sustainability is also analyzed, in link with the local wind resource. Thus, it is concluded that the emergy sustainabi...

Paudel, Subodh; Martin, Viktoria; Lacarriere, Bruno; Corre, Olivier Le

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment and Characterization Projects  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report covers the Wind and Water Power Programs Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment and Characterization Projects from FY 2006 to FY 2014.

127

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the Dominican Republic  

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The Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the Dominican Republic identifies the wind characteristics and the distribution of the wind resource in this country. This major project is the first of its kind undertaken for the Dominican Republic. The information contained in the atlas is necessary to facilitate the use of wind energy technologies, both for utility-scale power generation and off-grid wind energy applications. A computerized wind mapping system developed by NREL generated detailed wind resource maps for the entire country. This technique uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to produce high-resolution (1-square kilometer) annual average wind resource maps.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; George, R.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; Scott, G.; Kline, J.

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Wind Integration, Transmission, and Resource Assessment and Characterization Projects  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This report covers the Wind and Water Power Technologies Offices Wind integration, transmission, and resource assessment and characterization projects from fiscal years 2006 to 2014.

129

New York/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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New York/Wind Resources New York/Wind Resources < New York Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> New York Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid? * Can I Go Off-Grid?

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West Virginia/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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West Virginia/Wind Resources West Virginia/Wind Resources < West Virginia Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> West Virginia Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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North Dakota/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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North Dakota/Wind Resources North Dakota/Wind Resources < North Dakota Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> North Dakota Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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South Dakota/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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South Dakota/Wind Resources South Dakota/Wind Resources < South Dakota Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> South Dakota Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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New Jersey/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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New Jersey/Wind Resources New Jersey/Wind Resources < New Jersey Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> New Jersey Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Rhode Island/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Rhode Island/Wind Resources Rhode Island/Wind Resources < Rhode Island Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> Rhode Island Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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South Carolina/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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South Carolina/Wind Resources South Carolina/Wind Resources < South Carolina Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> South Carolina Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine? * Can I Connect My System to the Utility Grid?

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Four essays on offshore wind power potential, development, regulatory framework, and integration.  

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?? Offshore wind power is an energy resource whose potential in the US has been recognized only recently. There is now growing interest among the (more)

Dhanju, Amardeep

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL GIS Data: Minnesota High Resolution Wind Resource | OpenEI  

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Minnesota High Resolution Wind Resource Minnesota High Resolution Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential for Minnesota at a 50 meter height. Purpose: Provide information on the wind resource development potential in Minnesota. Supplemental_Information: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. Data from http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?contentid=536887066&contenttype=EDITORIAL&agency=Commerce average the 30 and 80 m wind speed values and then converted it to power density assuming a Weibull K of 2.0 and using elevation to estimate air density. Other_Citation_Details: This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants.

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Assessment of wind and solar energy resources in Batna, Algeria  

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Due to several climate changes caused by greenhouse gas and to the increasing need for clean energies, scientists drew attention to renewable energy sources, which are the most suitable solution in the future. Sparsely populated and flat open terrains observed in Batna region (North East of Algeria) and its semi-arid climate, make it a promising region for the development of solar and wind energies. In this article, we analyzed ten years of daily wind speed data in a remote area of Batna: Mustafa Ben Boulaid Airport. Wind power availability, as well as annual mean values of wind speed and power, were estimated. Frequency distribution of daily totals of wind speed data were counted and illustrated too. The results have been used to estimate net energy output of different wind turbines. This simulation shows a difference in wind generators production and allows us to choose the best wind turbine adapted to site conditions. Since solar and wind energy resources may be used to compensate each other, we evaluated also the solar potential of the same area.

Mounir Aksas; Amor Gama

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Michigan/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Michigan/Wind Resources/Full Version Michigan/Wind Resources/Full Version < Michigan‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Michigan Wind Resources MichiganMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Texas/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Texas/Wind Resources/Full Version Texas/Wind Resources/Full Version < Texas‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Texas Wind Resources TexasMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Wyoming/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Wyoming/Wind Resources/Full Version Wyoming/Wind Resources/Full Version < Wyoming‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Wyoming Wind Resources WyomingMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Mississippi/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Mississippi/Wind Resources/Full Version Mississippi/Wind Resources/Full Version < Mississippi‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Mississippi Wind Resources MississippiMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Washington/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Washington/Wind Resources/Full Version Washington/Wind Resources/Full Version < Washington‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Washington Wind Resources WashingtonMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Vermont/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Vermont/Wind Resources/Full Version Vermont/Wind Resources/Full Version < Vermont‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Vermont Wind Resources VermontMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Missouri/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Missouri/Wind Resources/Full Version Missouri/Wind Resources/Full Version < Missouri‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Missouri Wind Resources MissouriMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Idaho/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Idaho/Wind Resources/Full Version Idaho/Wind Resources/Full Version < Idaho‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Idaho Wind Resources IdahoMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Louisiana/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Louisiana/Wind Resources/Full Version Louisiana/Wind Resources/Full Version < Louisiana‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Louisiana Wind Resources LouisianaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Massachusetts/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Massachusetts/Wind Resources/Full Version Massachusetts/Wind Resources/Full Version < Massachusetts‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Massachusetts Wind Resources MassachusettsMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Connecticut/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Connecticut/Wind Resources/Full Version Connecticut/Wind Resources/Full Version < Connecticut‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Connecticut Wind Resources ConneticutMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Tennessee/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Tennessee/Wind Resources/Full Version Tennessee/Wind Resources/Full Version < Tennessee‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Tennessee Wind Resources Tennessee.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Pennsylvania/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Pennsylvania/Wind Resources/Full Version Pennsylvania/Wind Resources/Full Version < Pennsylvania‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Pennsylvania Wind Resources PennsylvaniaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Virginia/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Virginia/Wind Resources/Full Version Virginia/Wind Resources/Full Version < Virginia‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Virginia Wind Resources VirginiaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Kentucky/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Kentucky/Wind Resources/Full Version Kentucky/Wind Resources/Full Version < Kentucky‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Kentucky Wind Resources KentuckyMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Utah/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Utah/Wind Resources/Full Version Utah/Wind Resources/Full Version < Utah‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Utah Wind Resources UtahMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Hawaii/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Hawaii/Wind Resources/Full Version Hawaii/Wind Resources/Full Version < Hawaii‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Hawaii Wind Resources HawaiiMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Georgia/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Georgia/Wind Resources/Full Version Georgia/Wind Resources/Full Version < Georgia‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Georgia Wind Resources GeorgiaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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California/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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California/Wind Resources/Full Version California/Wind Resources/Full Version < California‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF California Wind Resources CaliforniaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Kansas/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Kansas/Wind Resources/Full Version Kansas/Wind Resources/Full Version < Kansas‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Kansas Wind Resources KansasMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Wisconsin/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Wisconsin/Wind Resources/Full Version Wisconsin/Wind Resources/Full Version < Wisconsin‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Wisconsin Wind Resources WisconsinMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Nebraska/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Nebraska/Wind Resources/Full Version Nebraska/Wind Resources/Full Version < Nebraska‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Nebraska Wind Resources NebraskaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "wind resource potential" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Oklahoma/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Oklahoma/Wind Resources/Full Version Oklahoma/Wind Resources/Full Version < Oklahoma‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Oklahoma Wind Resources OklahomaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Maryland/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Maryland/Wind Resources/Full Version Maryland/Wind Resources/Full Version < Maryland‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Maryland Wind Resources MarylandMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Indiana/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Indiana/Wind Resources/Full Version Indiana/Wind Resources/Full Version < Indiana‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Indiana Wind Resources IndianaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Illinois/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Illinois/Wind Resources/Full Version Illinois/Wind Resources/Full Version < Illinois‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Illinois Wind Resources IllinoisMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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New report assesses offshore wind technology challenges and potential risks and benefits.  

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New report assesses offshore wind technology challenges and potential risks and benefits of the offshore wind energy industry, Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States. It provides a broad understanding of the offshore wind resource, and details the associated technology challenges, econom- ics

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA)  

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Wiki Page Wiki Page Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment A United Nations Environment Programme facilitated effort. Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Loading.. Country Name Analyze Layer Data in OpenCarto View Country Profile in OpenEI Latitude Longitude Homer XML Get HOMER Data What am I seeing? This visualization shows international solar DNI, wind and climate resources. Click on one of the layer buttons below to view the resource layer. For more detailed information on each country, select the country by clicking it on the map below and then select 'View in OpenCarto' or 'View Country Page in OpenEI' to explore more data for that country. For HOMER, select a point to populate the latitude/longitude or provide your own, then press the button to send this information to HOMER.

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Improvement of Offshore Wind Resource Modeling in the Mid-  

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Improvement of Offshore Wind Resource Modeling in the Mid- Atlantic Bight Wind Energy Symposium Sienkiewicz , Chris Hughes 26 February 2013 #12;Improving Atmospheric Models for Offshore Wind Resource Interaction Tower ­ 23 m NOAA Buzzard's Bay Tower ­ 25 m Cape Wind Tower (60 m from 2003-2011; just platform

Firestone, Jeremy

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AWEA Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment Seminar 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Wind resource assessment from the outside looking in: How are we doing, what are we delivering, and is it working?

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Saturation wind power potential and its implications for wind energy  

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...ocean. All turbines in this case...4 cells), offshore East Coast...2). All turbines in this case were...The jet stream winds considered were 10S...was available offshore at depths...portion at low turbine penetrations...for calculating wind power potentials...

Mark Z. Jacobson; Cristina L. Archer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL GIS Data: New York High Resolution Wind Resource | OpenEI  

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New York High Resolution Wind Resource New York High Resolution Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential for New York at a 50 meter height. Purpose: Provide information on the wind resource development potential in New York. Supplemental_Information: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 200 m resolution, in a UTM zone 18, datum WGS 84 projection system. Other_Citation_Details: This map has been validated with available surface data by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Date Released November 30th, 2003 (10 years ago)

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New Mexico/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » New Mexico/Wind Resources < New Mexico Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> New Mexico Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support? * How Much Energy Will My System Generate? * Is There Enough Wind on My Site? * How Do I Choose the Best Site for My Wind Turbine?

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Evaluation of the wind energy potential of two south west sites in Nigeria  

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Wind resource assessment is a crucial first step in gauging the potential of a site to produce energy from wind turbines. In this paper, the wind energy potential of Abeokuta (0703?N, 0319?E) and Ijebu-Ode (...

Olaleye M. Amoo

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating the Wind Resource in Uttarakhand: Comparison of Dynamic Downscaling with Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements  

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Previous estimates of the wind resources in Uttarakhand, India, suggest minimal wind resources in this region. To explore whether or not the complex terrain in fact provides localized regions of...

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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia  

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Elliott, M. Schwartz, G. Scott, S. Haymes, D. Heimiller, R. George Elliott, M. Schwartz, G. Scott, S. Haymes, D. Heimiller, R. George National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia July 2003 * NREL/TP-500-33544 Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia D. Elliott M. Schwartz G. Scott S. Haymes, D. Heimiller R. George Prepared under Task No. WF7C0202 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial

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Florida/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Florida/Wind Resources/Full Version < Florida‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Florida Wind Resources FloridaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Oregon/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Oregon/Wind Resources/Full Version < Oregon‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Oregon Wind Resources OregonMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Maine/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Maine/Wind Resources/Full Version < Maine‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Maine Wind Resources MaineMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Nevada/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Nevada/Wind Resources/Full Version < Nevada‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Nevada Wind Resources NevadaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Arkansas/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Arkansas/Wind Resources/Full Version < Arkansas‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Arkansas Wind Resources ArkansasMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Alabama/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Alabama/Wind Resources/Full Version < Alabama‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Alabama Wind Resources AlabamaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Delaware/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Delaware/Wind Resources/Full Version < Delaware‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Delaware Wind Resources DelawareMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies Wind Energy Resources and Technologies Wind Energy Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 9:23am Addthis Photo of two wind turbines standing on a mountain in front of a cloudy blue sky. The Department of Energy tests wind turbine technologies and deployment applications at the National Wind Technology Center. This page provides a brief overview of wind energy resources and technologies supplemented by specific information to apply wind energy within the Federal sector. Overview Federal agencies can harvest wind energy to generate electricity or mechanical power (e.g., windmills for water pumping). To generate electricity, wind rotates large blades on a turbine, which spin an internal shaft connected to a generator. The generator produces electricity, the

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Wind Energy Resources and Technologies Wind Energy Resources and Technologies Wind Energy Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 9:23am Addthis Photo of two wind turbines standing on a mountain in front of a cloudy blue sky. The Department of Energy tests wind turbine technologies and deployment applications at the National Wind Technology Center. This page provides a brief overview of wind energy resources and technologies supplemented by specific information to apply wind energy within the Federal sector. Overview Federal agencies can harvest wind energy to generate electricity or mechanical power (e.g., windmills for water pumping). To generate electricity, wind rotates large blades on a turbine, which spin an internal shaft connected to a generator. The generator produces electricity, the

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Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States  

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This report summarizes the offshore wind resource potential for the contiguous United States and Hawaii as of May 2009. The development of this assessment has evolved over multiple stages as new regional meso-scale assessments became available, new validation data was obtained, and better modeling capabilities were implemented. It is expected that further updates to the current assessment will be made in future reports.

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Potential wind power generation in South Egypt  

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Egypt is one of the developing countries. The production of electricity in Egypt is basically on petroleum, natural gas, hydro-power and wind energy. The objective of this work to prove the availability of sufficient wind potential in the wide area of deep south Egypt for the operation of wind turbines there. Nevertheless, it gives in general an approximate profile which is useful to the wind parks design for this area. The data used in the calculation are published and analyzed for the first time. The diagrams of the measured wind data for three meteorological stations over a period of two years (wind speed, frequency, direction), wind shear coefficient, the mean monthly and annual wind speed profile for every location are presented. Monthly Weibull parameters, standard deviation and coefficient of variation have been statistically discussed. A comparison of the rose diagrams shows that the wind speed is more persistent and blow over this region of Egypt in two main sectors N and NNW with long duration of frequencies from 67% to 87% over the year with an average wind speed in the range 6.87.9m/s at the three stations. Evaluation of monthly wind energy density at 10m height by two different methods was carried out. And the final diagram for every site shows no significant difference between them. The annual natural wind energies at 70m A.G.L. lie between 333 and 377W/m2 for Dakhla South and Kharga stations, respectively, which is similar to the inland wind potential of Vindeby (Denmark) and some European countries. These results indicate that Kharga and Dakhla South locations are new explored sites for future wind power generation projects.

Ahmed Shata Ahmed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Atlas for Egypt A national database for wind resource assessment and  

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Wind Atlas for Egypt A national database for wind resource assessment and wind power planning Niels G. Mortensen Wind Energy Department Risø National Laboratory MENAREC 3, Cairo, Egypt 12 June 2006 #12;Acknowledgements The "Wind Atlas for Egypt" is the result of a comprehensive team effort! · New

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North Carolina/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » North Carolina/Wind Resources < North Carolina Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> North Carolina Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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New Hampshire/Wind Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » New Hampshire/Wind Resources < New Hampshire Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Print Full Version WIND ENERGY STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACHSmall Wind Guidebook Home OpenEI Home >> Wind >> Small Wind Guidebook >> New Hampshire Wind Resources WindTurbine-icon.png Small Wind Guidebook * Introduction * First, How Can I Make My Home More Energy Efficient? * Is Wind Energy Practical for Me? * What Size Wind Turbine Do I Need? * What Are the Basic Parts of a Small Wind Electric System? * What Do Wind Systems Cost? * Where Can I Find Installation and Maintenance Support?

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Mexico-NREL Wind Resource Assessments | Open Energy Information  

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Wind Resource Assessments Wind Resource Assessments Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Mexico-NREL Initiatives Name Mexico-NREL Initiatives Agency/Company /Organization National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector Energy Focus Area Wind Topics Background analysis Resource Type Dataset, Maps, Software/modeling tools Website http://www.nrel.gov/internatio Country Mexico Central America References NREL International Program Overview [1] Abstract Currently NREL is working with Mexico to develop wind resource assessments including wind maps for Tamuilipas and & Baja California (10/10) and to prepare wind development scenarios for these regions. Currently NREL is working with Mexico to develop wind resource assessments including wind maps for Tamuilipas and & Baja California (10/10) and to

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Wind Resource Maps and Anemometer Loan  

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Maps & Data Maps & Data Printable Version Bookmark and Share Utility-Scale Land-Based Maps Offshore Maps Community-Scale Maps Residential-Scale Maps Anemometer Loan Programs & Data Wind Resource Maps and Anemometer Loan Program Data The Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative provides wind maps and validation to help states and regions build capacity to support and accelerate wind energy deployment. Read about the available wind maps for utility-, community-, and residential-scale wind development. A wind resource map of the United States showing land-based with offshore resources. The Energy Department, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and AWS Truepower provide the wind resource map that shows land-based with offshore resources. This map is the first to provide wind developers and policy

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NREL: Education Programs - Wind Applications Center Valuable Resource for  

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Applications Center Valuable Resource for Wind for Schools Partners Applications Center Valuable Resource for Wind for Schools Partners March 14, 2013 Audio with Jerry Hudgins, Nebraska Wind Applications Center Director and Joel Jacobs, Nebraska Wind Applications Center Associate Director (MP3 3.6 MB). Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:03:58. The Wind for Schools Program was launched in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Energy, Wind Powering America, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Six states were chosen as priorities for the program, and one of those states was Nebraska. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln houses the Wind Applications Center, which is the resource for K-12 partner schools in the program in Nebraska. Wind Applications Center Director Jerry Hudgins says wind is a fantastic resource in Nebraska, lending itself to renewable energy generation,

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An analysis of Guatemalan wind potential  

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This paper contains an analysis of Guatemalan wind potential based on hourly measurements of wind velocity made by the National Institute of Meteorology (INSIVUMEH), using anemometers at a height of 10 m, in seven different places. Due to the complex terrain of the country the results must be considered as representative only of the particular place in which the measurements were made.

Mario E. Rivera G.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy  

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer Focus Area: Solar Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: en.openei.org/apps/SWERA/ Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/solar-and-wind-energy-resource-assess Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) programme's Renewable Energy Resource Explorer (RREX) is a Web-based map viewer that displays data from SWERA, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) renewable resource assessment program. The viewer allows users to select any location

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Characterization of wind power resource in the United States*  

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Characterization of wind power resource in the United States* U. Bhaskar Gunturu and C. Adam Chemistry and Physics Characterization of wind power resource in the United States U. B. Gunturu and C. A, 120 m turbine hub heights. The wind power density (WPD) estimates at 50 m are qualitatively similar

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Wind resource mapping of the state of Vermont  

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This paper summarizes the results of a wind mapping project and a validation study for the state of Vermont. The computerized wind resource mapping technique used for this project was developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The technique uses Geographic Information System (GIS) software and produces high resolution (1km{sup 2}) wind resource maps.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Nierenberg, R.

2000-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy Potential in SE New Mexico  

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click to return to the Renewable Energy page click to return to the Renewable Energy page Return to Renewable Energy Page Wind Energy in Southeast New Mexico Several Ongoing and New Wind Power Projects are Contributing to Making Renewable Energy Sources an Important Economic and Environmental Mainstay of the Region As the accompanying map of New Mexico shows, the best wind power generation potential near WIPP is along the Delaware Mountain ridge line of the southern Guadalupe Mountains, about 50-60 miles southwest. The numeric grid values indicate wind potential, with a range from 1 (poor) to 7 (superb). Just inside Texas in the southern Guadalupe Mountains, the Delaware Mountain Wind Power Facility in Culbertson County, Texas currently generates over 30 MW, and could be expanded to a 250 MW station.

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Estimating the Wind Resource in Uttarakhand: Comparison of Dynamic Downscaling with Doppler Lidar Wind Measurements  

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Previous estimates of the wind resources in Uttarakhand, India, suggest minimal wind resources in this region. To explore whether or not the complex terrain in fact provides localized regions of wind resource, the authors of this study employed a dynamic down scaling method with the Weather Research and Forecasting model, providing detailed estimates of winds at approximately 1 km resolution in the finest nested simulation.

Lundquist, J. K.; Pukayastha, A.; St. Martin, C.; Newsom, R.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New England Wind Forum: Resources and Tools  

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Resources and Tools Resources and Tools The following provides resources for large energy users considering purchases of wind or other renewable energy. World Resources Institute. (2004). "Next Generation Green Power Products for Corporate Markets in North America." This installment of WRI's Corporate Guide to Green Power Markets focuses on the most effective, and cost-effective, ways for large electricity consumers to buy green power. These include purchases of nationally sourced RECs and two forms of long-term contracts with renewable generators that can be used to stabilize corporate energy costs or serve as a hedge against volatile electricity rates. The Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) A collaboration of 12 leading corporations and the World Resources Institute dedicated to building corporate markets for 1,000 MW of new, cost-competitive green power by 2010. The group includes Alcoa Inc., Delphi Corporation, Dow, DuPont, FedEx Kinko's, General Motors, IBM, Interface, Johnson & Johnson, NatureWorks LLC, Pitney Bowes, and Staples. The GPMDG has developed analytical tools, guidelines for writing a solicitation, sample REC contracts, and corporate case studies, available on their Web site to facilitate corporate purchases of renewable energy.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii Wind Resource Assessment Report  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has an interagency agreement to assist the Department of Defense (DOD) in evaluating the potential to use wind energy for power at residential properties at DOD bases in Hawaii. DOE assigned the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to facilitate this process by installing a 50-meter (m) meteorological (Met) tower on residential property associated with the Marine Corps Base Housing (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii.

Robichaud, R.; Green, J.; Meadows, B.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resource assessment of eastern coastal region of Saudi Arabia  

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Depleting oil and gas reserves, combined with growing concerns of global warming, have made it inevitable to seek energy from renewable energy sources such as wind. The utilization of energy from wind is becoming increasingly attractive and is being widely used/disseminated for substitution of oil-produced energy, and eventually to minimize atmospheric degradation. Quantitative assessment of wind resource is an important driving element in successful establishment of a wind farm/park at a given location. More often than not, windenergy resources are relatively better along coastlines. In the present study, hourly mean wind-speed data of the period 19861997 recorded at the solar radiation and meteorological station, Dhahran (2632? N, 5013? E, eastern coastal plain of Saudi Arabia), have been analyzed to present different characteristics of wind speed in considerable depth such as: yearly, monthly, diurnal variations of wind speed, etc. The long-term monthly average wind speeds for Dhahran range from 4.26.4 m/s. More importantly, the study deals with impact of hub height on wind energy generation. Attention has also been focussed on monthly average daily energy generation from different sizes of commercially available wind machines (150, 250, 600 kW) to identify optimum wind machine size from energy production point of view. It has been found that for a given 6 MW wind farm size, at 50 m hub height, cluster of 150 kW wind machines yields about 48% more energy as compared to 600 kW wind machines. Literature shows that commercial/residential buildings in Saudi Arabia consume an estimated 1040% of the total electric energy generated. So, concurrently, as a case study, attempt has been made to investigate/examine the potential of utilizing hybrid (wind+diesel) energy conversion systems to meet the load requirements of hundred typical 2-bedroom residential buildings (with annual electrical energy demand of 3512 MWh). The hybrid systems considered in the present case-study consist of different combinations of wind machines (of various capacities), supplemented with battery storage and diesel back-up. The deficit energy generated from the back-up diesel generator and the number of operational hours of the diesel system to meet a specific annual electrical energy demand of 3512 \\{MWh\\} have also been presented. The diesel back-up system is operated at times when the power generated from wind energy conversion systems (WECS) fails to satisfy the load and when the battery storage is depleted. The evaluation of hybrid system shows that with seven 150 kW WECS and three days of battery storage, the diesel back-up system has to provide 17.5% of the load demand. However, in absence of battery storage, about 37% of the load needs to be provided by the diesel system.

M.A. Elhadidy; S.M. Shaahid

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Programme's Renewable...  

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& Screening Website: en.openei.orgappsSWERA Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.orgcontentsolar-and-wind-energy-resource-assess Language: English Policies: Deployment...

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Wind energy resources atlas. Volume 1. Northwest region  

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Information is presented concering regional wind energy resource assessment; regional features; and state features for Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Elliott, D.L.; Barchet, W.R.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Southeast China (CD-ROM)  

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This wind energy resource atlas identifies the wind characteristics and distribution of the wind resource in two regions of southeast China. The first region is the coastal area stretching from northern Fujian south to eastern Guangdong and extending approximately 100 km inland. The second region is centered on the Poyang Lake area in northern Jiangxi. This region also includes parts of two other provinces-Anhui and Hubei-and extends from near Anqing in Anhui south to near Nanchang in Jiangxi. The detailed wind resource maps and other information contained in the atlas facilitate the identification of prospective areas for use of wind energy technologies, both for utility-scale power generation and off-grid wind energy applications. We created the high-resolution (1-km2) maps in 1998 using a computerized wind resource mapping system developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The mapping system uses software known as a Geographical Information System (GIS).

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intelligent optimized wind resource assessment and wind turbines selection in Huitengxile of Inner Mongolia, China  

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Abstract The exploration of wind energy has become one of the most significant aims for countries all around the world. This is due to its low impact on the environment and its sustainable development. Therefore, it is very important to develop an effective and scientific way to evaluate wind resource potential and so that suitable wind turbines can be chosen. In this study, the 4-times daily wind speed data for the past 63years in Huitengxile of Inner Mongolia in China was collected first to do mutation tests using Sliding T-test and Sliding F-test. The test results indicated that the wind speeds exhibited a significant change in the mean value and a big variation in variance. Secondly, in order to improve the assessment accuracy, three intelligent optimization algorithms were applied to estimate Weibulls parameters, including Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Differential Evolution (DE) and Genetic Algorithm (GA). Finally, some new criteria, such as matching index, turbine cost index and the integrated matching index, were proposed in order to choose the most fitting wind turbine in accordance with the local environment and economic cost.

Yao Dong; Jianzhou Wang; He Jiang; Xiaomeng Shi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Class Sampling of Satellite SAR Imagery for Offshore Wind Resource Mapping  

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High-resolution wind fields retrieved from satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery are combined for mapping of wind resources offshore where site measurements are costly and sparse. A new sampling strategy for the SAR scenes is ...

Merete Badger; Jake Badger; Morten Nielsen; Charlotte Bay Hasager; Alfredo Pea

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Report - Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

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Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment Central America Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for the region of Central America that includes the countries of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within the following countries in Central America: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords Central America documentation GEF NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 60.9 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage

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ORIGINAL PAPER Review of Methodologies for Offshore Wind Resource  

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ORIGINAL PAPER Review of Methodologies for Offshore Wind Resource Assessment in European Seas A. M offshore is generally larger than at geographically nearby onshore sites, which can offset the higher installation, operation and maintenance costs associated with offshore wind parks. Successful offshore wind

Pryor, Sara C.

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SODAR Wind Resource Measurement Results at Falmouth, MA Prepared for  

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of Massachusetts at Amherst. The data were collected to estimate the wind resource for possible wind turbines to well over 100 m. The operation of a SODAR and the SODAR data are described in this report. SODAR Technology The UMass ART VT-1 SODAR measures wind speed and direction at multiple heights using an acoustic

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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Wind Resource Assessment in Europe Using Emergy  

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umd-5707.pdf Wind power, 2013. http://www.thewindpower.net/sustainability evaluation of a wind power generation system,sustainability of wind power: An emergy analysis of Chinese

Paudel, Subodh; Santarelli, Massimo; Martin, Viktoria; Lacarriere, Bruno; Le Corre, Olivier

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL GIS Data: Illinois High Resolution Wind Resource | OpenEI  

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Illinois High Resolution Wind Resource Illinois High Resolution Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential of Illinois at a 50 meter height. Purpose: Provide information on the wind resource development potential within Illinois. Supplemental_Information: This data set was produced and validated by NREL using their WRAM model. This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 1000 m resolution, in a Transverse Mercator projection with the following parameters: Projection: TRANSVERSE Zunits NO Units METERS Spheroid CLARKE1866 Xshift 0.0000000000 Yshift 0.0000000000 Parameters 1.00000000 /* scale factor at central meridian -89 30 0.000 /* longitude of central meridian 39 45 0.000 /* latitude of origin 0.00000 /* false easting (meters) 0.00000 /* false northing (meters)

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Wind Resource Mapping for United States Offshore Areas: Preprint  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is producing validated wind resource maps for priority offshore regions of the United States. This report describes the methodology used to validate the maps and to build a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database to classify the offshore wind resource by state, water depth, distance from shore, and administrative unit.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Utility-Scale Land-Based 80-Meter Wind  

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Maps & Data Maps & Data Printable Version Bookmark and Share Utility-Scale Land-Based Maps Wind Resource Potential Offshore Maps Community-Scale Maps Residential-Scale Maps Anemometer Loan Programs & Data Utility-Scale Land-Based 80-Meter Wind Maps The U.S. Department of Energy provides an 80-meter (m) height, high-resolution wind resource map for the United States with links to state wind maps. States, utilities, and wind energy developers use utility-scale wind resource maps to locate and quantify the wind resource, identifying potentially windy sites within a fairly large region and determining a potential site's economic and technical viability. A wind resource map of the United States. Washington wind map and resources. Oregon wind map and resources. California wind map and resources. Idaho wind map and resources. Nevada wind map and resources. Arizona wind map and resources. Utah wind map and resources. Montana wind map and resources. Wyoming wind map and resources. North Dakota wind map and resources. South Dakota wind map and resources. Nebraska wind map and resources. Colorado wind map and resources. New Mexico wind map and resources. Kansas wind map and resources. Oklahoma wind map and resources. Texas wind map and resources. Minnesota wind map and resources. Iowa wind map and resources. Missouri wind map and resources. Arkansas wind map and resources. Lousiana wind map and resources. Wisconsin wind map and resources. Michigan wind map and resources. Michigan wind map and resources. Illinois wind map and resources. Indiana wind map and resources. Ohio wind map and resources. Kentucky wind map and resources. Tennessee wind map and resources. Mississippi wind map and resources. Alabama wind map and resources. Georgia wind map and resources. Florida wind map and resources. South Carolina wind map and resources. North Carolina wind map and resources. West Virginia wind map and resources. Virginia wind map and resources. Maryland wind map and resources. Pennsylvania wind map and resources. Delaware wind map and resources. New Jersey wind map and resources. New York wind map and resources. Maine wind map and resources. Vermont wind map and resources. New Hampshire wind map and resources. Massachusetts wind map and resources. Rhode Island wind map and resources. Connecticut wind map and resources. Alaska wind map and resources. Hawaii wind map and resources.

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Wind Technology Advancements and Impacts on Western Wind Resources (Presentation)  

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Robi Robichaud made this presentation at the Bureau of Land Management West-wide Wind Opportunities and Constraints Mapping (WWOCM) Project public meeting in Denver, Colorado in September 2014. This presentation outlines recent wind technology advancements, evolving turbine technologies, and industry challenges. The presentation includes maps of mean wind speeds at 50-m, 80-m, and 100-m hub heights on BLM lands. Robichaud also presented on the difference in mean wind speeds from 80m to 100m in Wyoming.

Robichaud, R.

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) | Open Energy Information  

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Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), State University of New York (SUNY), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar, Wind

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NREL GIS Data: South Carolina High Resolution Wind Resource | OpenEI  

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646 646 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142278646 Varnish cache server NREL GIS Data: South Carolina High Resolution Wind Resource Dataset Summary Description Abstract: Annual average wind resource potential for the state of South Carolina at a 50 meter height. Purpose: Provide information on the wind resource development potential within the state of South Carolina. Supplemental_Information: This data set has been validated by NREL and wind energy meteorological consultants. However, the data is not suitable for micro-siting potential development projects. This shapefile was generated from a raster dataset with a 200 m resolution, in a WGS 84 projection system.

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Wind Energy Resources for Teachers | Open Energy Information  

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Resources for Teachers Resources for Teachers Jump to: navigation, search Photo from the South Dakota Wind Applications Center, NREL 18283 The following links lead to curricula and classroom resources for teachers who want to incorporate wind energy into their lesson plans. 4-H Group Wind Curriculum Developed The Power of the Wind, which consists of one Youth Guide and one Facilitator's Guide. The activities involve young people in the engineering design process as they learn about the wind and its uses. The site also offers videos. Boise State University Compiled a list of resources for educators, including lesson plans created using the Idaho State and Common Core Standards. California Energy Commission Developed a set of educational materials called "Energy Quest" that

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Wind for Schools Portal Educational Resources | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Wind for Schools Portal Educational Resources Jump to: navigation, search Wind for Schools Portal Home Comparison Motion Chart Educational Resources Educational Resources University Trade School High School Middle School Elementary School Other Resources To add a new entry, you can upload a new file. In the summary field, type in the following text to add the file to this page: [[Category:Wind for Schools LEVEL Curricula]] Where LEVEL is one of: University Trade School High School Middle School Elementary School Or assign the upload to: [[Category:Wind_for_Schools_Portal_Other_Resources]]

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EWEC 2006 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition Turbine Wake Model for Wind Resource Software  

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EWEC 2006 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 1 Turbine Wake Model for Wind Resource Software Ole) AT: #12;EWEC 2006 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2 21 2 0TT C U= (1) 0 0(1 )wU a U= - (2); 1.5 0.75 AR Aw0 U0 Uw0 T #12;EWEC 2006 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 3 ( )2 0 1 ( , ) 1

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Geographical and seasonal variability of the global practical wind resources  

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Abstract This paper provides global and seasonal estimates of the practical wind power obtained with a 3-D numerical model (GATOR-GCMOM) that dynamically calculates the instantaneous wind power of a modern 5MW wind turbine at 100-m hub height at each time step. Practical wind power is defined as that delivered from wind turbines in high-wind locations (year-average 100-m wind speed?7m/s) over land and near-shore, excluding both polar regions, mountainous, and conflicting land use areas, and including transmission, distribution, and wind farm array losses. We found that seasonal variations in the global practical wind resources are significant. The highest net land plus near-shore capacity factors globally are found during DecemberJanuaryFebruary and the lowest during JuneJulyAugust. The capacity factors in the transitional seasons (MarchAprilMay and SeptemberOctoberNovember) are rather similar to one another in terms of geographical patterns and frequency distributions. The yearly-average distributions of capacity factors, whether in terms of geographic patterns or frequency distributions, differ from those in all four seasons, although they are closest to the transitional seasons. Regional practical wind resources are sensitive to seasons and to thresholds in year-average wind speed and bathymetry, but are more than enough to supply local electricity demand in all regions except Japan.

Cristina L. Archer; Mark Z. Jacobson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Flow Modelling for Wind Turbines Shane Cline  

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Potential Flow Modelling for Wind Turbines by Shane Cline B.Sc., University of Toledo, 2003 M means, without the permission of the author. #12;ii Potential Flow Modelling for Wind Turbines by Shane potential flow methods are a promising alternative to mainstream wind turbine aerodynamics tools

Victoria, University of

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Use of synthetic aperture radar for offshore wind resource assessment and wind farm development in the UK  

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The UK has an abundant offshore wind resource with offshore wind farming set to grow rapidly over the coming years. Optimisation of energy production is of the utmost importance and accurate estimates of wind speed distributions are critical...

Cameron, Iain Dickson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind for Schools Portal Developer Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Developer Resources Developer Resources Jump to: navigation, search Wind for Schools Portal Home Comparison Motion Chart Educational Resources Data, APIs and Visualizations - introduction for aspiring developers Are you looking to get raw data from Wind for Schools Portal? Or perhaps you'd like to modify an existing visualization? This page shows details on how to query data and modify or create your own visualizations. All of the Wind for Schools Portal data is open. Because it is updated real-time, it is unique, interesting data that you can download, analyze and visualize. Data Wind data is aggregated daily to Google Fusion Tables. This data is such that SQL-like queries can be made against it and a visualization created. Generate an API key for your usage at Google API console. This API

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Floating Offshore Wind Technology Generating Resources Advisory Committee  

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Floating Offshore Wind Technology Jeff King Generating Resources Advisory Committee May 28, 2014 1 resource Offshore technology Prototypes and projects Cost Proposed 7th Plan Treatment 2 #12;Why technology transfer from offshore oil & gas industry On-shore fabrication & assembly (assembled unit towed

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Saturation wind power potential and its implications for wind energy  

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Board August 14, 2012 (received for review May 31, 2012) Wind turbines convert kinetic to electrical. As the number of wind turbines increases over large geographic regions, power extraction first increases the number of wind turbines over a large geographic region, indepen- dent of societal, environmental

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Development of Regional Wind Resource and Wind Plant Output Datasets for the Hawaiian Islands  

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In March 2009, AWS Truepower was engaged by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a set of wind resource and plant output data for the Hawaiian Islands. The objective of this project was to expand the methods and techniques employed in the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS) to include the state of Hawaii.

Manobianco, J.; Alonge, C.; Frank, J.; Brower, M.

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Potential for Wind Energy in Atlantic Canada  

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The Potential for Wind Energy in Atlantic Canada Larry Hughes and Sandy Scott Whale Lake Research World Renewable Energy Congress, Reading, September 1992. #12;Hughes/Scott: Wind Energy in Atlantic Canada 1 The Potential for Wind Energy in Atlantic Canada Abstract Canadians are among the highest per

Hughes, Larry

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Technical Report - Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

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Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment Cuba Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for Cuba. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within Cuba. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords Cuba documentation GIS NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 54.3 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Technical Report - Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

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Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment Ghana Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for Ghana. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within Ghana. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords documentation GEF Ghana GIS NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 54.3 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Technical Report - Sri Lanka and the Maldives Wind Energy Resource  

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Sri Lanka and the Maldives Wind Energy Resource Sri Lanka and the Maldives Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords documentation GEF GIS Maldives NREL Sri Lanka SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 30.1 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Technical Report - China Wind Energy Resource Assessment | OpenEI  

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China Wind Energy Resource Assessment China Wind Energy Resource Assessment Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This document describes the development of detailed high-resolution (1 km2) wind energy resource maps for China. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential within China. Source NREL Date Released August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Date Updated August 21st, 2006 (8 years ago) Keywords China documentation GIS NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 124.1 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2006 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below Comment Restrictions to use (Use Constraints): This GIS data was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory ("NREL"), which is operated by the Midwest Research Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE"). The user is granted the right, without any fee or cost, to use, copy, modify, alter, enhance and distribute this data for any purpose whatsoever, provided that this entire notice appears in all copies of the data. Further, the user of this data agrees to credit NREL in any publications or software that incorporate or use the data. Access to and use of the GIS data shall further impose the following obligations on the User. The names DOE/NREL may not be used in any advertising or publicity to endorse or promote any product or commercial entity using or incorporating the GIS data unless specific written authorization is obtained from DOE/NREL. The User also understands that DOE/NREL shall not be obligated to provide updates, support, consulting, training or assistance of any kind whatsoever with regard to the use of the GIS data. THE GIS DATA IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOE/NREL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS CLAIM THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE GIS DATA. The User acknowledges that access to the GIS data is subject to U.S. Export laws and regulations and any use or transfer of the GIS data must be authorized under those regulations. The User shall not use, distribute, transfer, or transmit GIS data or any products incorporating the GIS data except in compliance with U.S. export regulations. If requested by DOE/NREL, the User agrees to sign written assurances and other export-related documentation as may be required to comply with U.S. export regulations.

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Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential  

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Partnered with AWS Truepower, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Energy Departments Wind Program released maps in December 2014 that highlight the potential for wind energy...

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Canadian Wind Energy Atlas Potential Website | Open Energy Information  

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Canadian Wind Energy Atlas Potential Website Canadian Wind Energy Atlas Potential Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Canadian Wind Energy Atlas Potential Website Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: www.windatlas.ca/en/index.php Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/canadian-wind-energy-atlas-potential- Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance Environment Canada's Wind Energy Atlas website aims at developing new meteorological tools to be used by Canada's wind energy industry. It offers the possibility to browse through the results of the numerical simulations that were run on all of Canada in order to determine its wind energy potential. Consultants and the general public will find valuable data about

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) (Redirected from SWERA) Jump to: navigation, search SWERA logo.png Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Interactive Web PortalPowered by OpenEI Getting Started Data Sets Analysis Tools About SWERA Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Partner: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Risoe National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), State University of New York (SUNY), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

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UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project  

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UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project UNEP/DTIE Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Project Document Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): This project will provide solar and wind resource data and geographic information assessment tools to public and private sector executives who are involved in energy market development. It will demonstrate the use of these instruments in investment and policy decision making and build local capacities for their continuous use. The project will enable private investors and public policy makers to assess the technical, economic and environmental potential for large-scale investments in technologies that enable the exploitation of two increasingly important sources of renewable energy. During this pilot project, tools for analysis and use of resource information will be developed, a global tx_metadatatool and review mechanism will be initiated, regional/national solar and wind resource maps generated and national assessment demonstrations performed. The overall goal is to promote the integration of wind and solar alternatives in national and regional energy planning and sector restructuring as well as related policy making. The project will enable informed decision making and enhance the ability of participating governments to attract increased investor interest in renewable energy. Thirteen countries will be directly involved in the pilot stage of the project. Global and regional maps will be available to all developing countries.

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Solar and Wind Resource Assessments for Afghanistan and Pakistan  

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The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently completed the production of high-resolution wind and solar energy resource maps and related data products for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The resource data have been incorporated into a geospatial toolkit (GsT), which allows the user to manipulate the resource information along with country-specific geospatial information such as highway networks, power facilities, transmission corridors, protected land areas, etc. The toolkit allows users to then transfer resource data for specific locations into NREL's micropower optimization model known as HOMER.

Renne, D. S.; Kelly, M.; Elliott, D.; George, R.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; Milbrandt, A.; Cowlin, S.; Gilman, P.; Perez, R.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing the Impact of Economically Dispatchable Wind Resources on the New England Wholesale Electricity Market.  

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??Among renewable energy resources, wind power is poised to contribute most significantly to meeting future wholesale electricity demand. However, the intermittent nature of wind power (more)

Goggins, Andrew

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global potential for wind-generated electricity  

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...individual wind farm involves...individual turbines, costs for...operations and maintenance (O&M...downtime for maintenance accounts...installed turbines reflecting the fact that maintenance is normally...relatively low wind conditions...

Xi Lu; Michael B. McElroy; Juha Kiviluoma

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Resources and Tools for Siting Wind  

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Federal, Federal, State, & Local Printable Version Bookmark and Share Economic Development Policy Public Lands Public Power Regional Activities State Activities State Lands Siting Resources & Tools Resources for Siting Wind Turbines This page lists information resources such as publications, websites, and news for siting wind turbines. Search the Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative's Database Choose a Type of Information All News Publications Web Resource Videos Choose # of Records per Page Default (10 per page) 5 25 50 To search the titles, enter a word or phrase. Start Search Clear Contents Total of 39 records found. Page 1 of 8, Sorted by descending date Filtered by: Siting 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next Page >> Date sort by ascending date sort by descending date State sort by ascending state sort by descending state Type of Information Program Area Title sort by ascending title sort by descending title

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NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential (Fact Sheet)  

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new estimates of the U.S. potential for wind-generated electricity, using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques to triple previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, conducted by NREL and AWS TruePower, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt-hours annually. In comparison, the total U.S. electricity generation from all sources was roughly 4 million gigawatt-hours in 2009.

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Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its  

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Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its Intermittency Alexandra Cosseron, C for Global Change Science (CGCS) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR processes of policy development and implementation, climate change research needs to focus on improving

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West Virginia/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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West Virginia/Wind Resources/Full Version West Virginia/Wind Resources/Full Version < West Virginia‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF West Virginia Wind Resources WestVirginiaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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New Jersey/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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New Jersey/Wind Resources/Full Version New Jersey/Wind Resources/Full Version < New Jersey‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF New Jersey Wind Resources NewJerseyMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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South Carolina/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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South Carolina/Wind Resources/Full Version South Carolina/Wind Resources/Full Version < South Carolina‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF South Carolina Wind Resources SouthCarolinaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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South Dakota/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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South Dakota/Wind Resources/Full Version South Dakota/Wind Resources/Full Version < South Dakota‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF South Dakota Wind Resources SouthDakotaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Rhode Island/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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Rhode Island/Wind Resources/Full Version Rhode Island/Wind Resources/Full Version < Rhode Island‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Rhode Island Wind Resources RhodeIslandMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the average U.S. home generally require 1 acre of property or more, approximately 21 million U.S. homes are built on 1-acre

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Assessment of Wind Energy Resources in Communities. Case Study: Brasov, Romania  

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The implementation of small wind turbines at community level is limited by the accurate data on wind resource, due to the influence of the ... important in order to capture the maximum available wind energy, insu...

Radu S?ulescu; Oliver Climescu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Four Corners Wind Resource Center Webinar: Building Utility-Scale Wind: Permitting and Regulation Lessons for County Decision-Makers  

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The Four Corners Wind Resource Center will host this webinar exploring lessons learned in the permitting of utility-scale wind projects and the development of ordinances and regulations for...

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Wind Resources by Class and Country At 50m - Datasets - OpenEI...  

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Wind Resources by Class and Country At 50m These estimates are derived from a composite of high resolution wind resource datasets modeled for specific countries with low resolution...

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Offshore wind resources from satellite SAR Charlotte Bay Hasager, Merete Bruun Christiansen, Morten Nielsen,  

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Offshore wind resources from satellite SAR Charlotte Bay Hasager, Merete Bruun Christiansen, Morten ocean wind maps were described. For offshore wind resource estimation based on satellite observations and the near-coastal zone (up to 40 km offshore) is not mapped. In contrast, Envisat ASAR wind maps can

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Saturation wind power potential and its implications for wind energy  

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...model layer that intersects the turbine rotor. The kinetic energy reduction is translated into a wind speed reduction. The resulting...Jacobson MZ (2010) Short-term effects of controlling fossil-fuel soot, biofuel soot and gases, and methane on climate, Arctic...

Mark Z. Jacobson; Cristina L. Archer

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Wind Economic Development Resources  

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Development Resources and Tools Development Resources and Tools This page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news. Search the Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative's Database Choose a Type of Information All News Publications Web Resource Videos Choose # of Records per Page Default (10 per page) 5 25 50 To search the titles, enter a word or phrase. Start Search Clear Contents Total of 198 records found. Page 1 of 40, Sorted by descending date Filtered by: Econ. Dev. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Next Page >> Date sort by ascending date sort by descending date State sort by ascending state sort by descending state Type of Information Program Area Title sort by ascending title sort by descending title

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Cost of Wind Energy: Comparing Distant Wind Resources to Local Resources in the Midwestern United States  

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A general expression of the total savings from reducing the capital costs of developing a wind site with capacity factor CF+?CF, relative to the capital costs of developing the local site with capacity factor CF, is given by eq 1 (see Supporting Information section 1.1 for derivation) where Z is the annual generation requirement (kWh/year), 8670 is the number of hours in a year, WUC is the installed wind capital cost estimate ($/kW), LQCM is the cost multiplier for low quality wind requiring higher hub height (see Section 3.4), CF is the unconstrained capacity factor, ?CF is the increase in unconstrained CF at distant wind site relative to local site, TL is the transmission loss, as a percentage of total wind energy injected into the grid, TC is the transmission constraint, as a percentage of the total wind energy injected into the grid that cannot be delivered because of inadequate transmission capacity, lw is the local wind, and dw is the distant wind. ... Class 1, 2, and 3 turbines are designed for high, medium, and low speed winds, respectively (16). ... From Table 1, the impact of distance on the transmission capacity of high voltage alternating current (HVAC) lines is clear (see Supporting Information section 8). ...

David C. Hoppock; Dalia Patio-Echeverri

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:PotentialOnshoreWindGeneration | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

PotentialOnshoreWindGeneration PotentialOnshoreWindGeneration Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialOnshoreWindGeneration Property Type Quantity Description The area of potential onshore wind in a place. Use this type to express a quantity of energy. The default unit for energy on OpenEI is the Kilowatt hour (kWh), which is 3,600,000 Joules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_energy It's possible types are Watt hours - 1000 Wh, Watt hour, Watthour Kilowatt hours - 1 kWh, Kilowatt hour, Kilowatthour Megawatt hours - 0.001 MWh, Megawatt hour, Megawatthour Gigawatt hours - 0.000001 GWh, Gigawatt hour, Gigawatthour Joules - 3600000 J, Joules, joules Pages using the property "PotentialOnshoreWindGeneration" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25)

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Property:PotentialOffshoreWindGeneration | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialOffshoreWindGeneration PotentialOffshoreWindGeneration Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialOffshoreWindGeneration Property Type Quantity Description The estimated potential energy generation from Offshore Wind for a particular place. Use this type to express a quantity of energy. The default unit for energy on OpenEI is the Kilowatt hour (kWh), which is 3,600,000 Joules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_of_energy It's possible types are Watt hours - 1000 Wh, Watt hour, Watthour Kilowatt hours - 1 kWh, Kilowatt hour, Kilowatthour Megawatt hours - 0.001 MWh, Megawatt hour, Megawatthour Gigawatt hours - 0.000001 GWh, Gigawatt hour, Gigawatthour Joules - 3600000 J, Joules, joules Pages using the property "PotentialOffshoreWindGeneration" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25)

255

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Wind Resource Map at 50 meters  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % 19-JUN-2007 1.1.1 U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands - 50 m Wind Power Mayaguez 20 0 20 40 60 80 100 Kilometers 20 0 20 40 60 Miles Ponce San Juan Charlotte Amalie Cruz Bay PUERTO RICO VIRGIN ISLANDS Wind Power Class 1 2 3 4 5 Resource Potential Poor Marginal Fair Good Excellent Wind Power Density at 50 m W/m 0 - 200 200 - 300 300 - 400 400 - 500 500 - 600 2 Wind Speed at 50 m m/s 0.0 - 5.9 5.9 - 6.8 6.8 - 7.5 7.5 - 8.0 8.0 - 8.5 a Wind Speed at 50 m mph 0.0 - 13.2 13.2 - 15.2 15.2 - 16.8 16.8 - 17.9 17.9 - 19.0 a Wind speeds are based on a Weibull k of 2.5 at sea level. a Wind Power Classification The annual wind power estimates for this map were produced by AWS Truewind

256

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Community-Scale 50-Meter Wind Maps  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Community-Scale 50-Meter Wind Maps Community-Scale 50-Meter Wind Maps The Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative provides 50-meter (m) height, high-resolution wind resource maps for most of the states and territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the United States. Counties, towns, utilities, and schools use community-scale wind resource maps to locate and quantify the wind resource, identifying potentially windy sites determining a potential site's economic and technical viability. Map of the updated wind resource assessment status for the United States. Go to the Washington wind resource map. Go to the Oregon wind resource map. Go to the California wind resource map. Go to the Nevada wind resource map. Go to the Idaho wind resource map. Go to the Utah wind resource map. Go to the Arizona wind resource map. Go to the Montana wind resource map. Go to the Wyoming wind resource map. Go to the Colorado wind resource map. Go to the New Mexico wind resource map. Go to the North Dakota wind resource map. Go to the South Dakota wind resource map. Go to the Nebraska wind resource map. Go to the Kansas wind resource map. Go to the Oklahoma wind resource map. Go to the Missouri wind resource map. Go to the Alaska wind resource map. Go to the Hawaii wind resource map. Go to the Michigan wind resource map. Go to the Illinois wind resource map. Go to the Indiana wind resource map. Go to the Ohio wind resource map. Go to the North Carolina wind resource map. Go to the Virginia wind resource map. Go to the Maryland wind resource map. Go to the West Virginia wind resource map. Go to the Pennsylvania wind resource map. Go to the Rhode Island wind resource map. Go to the Connecticut wind resource map. Go to the Massachusetts wind resource map. Go to the Vermont wind resource map. Go to the New Hampshire wind resource map. Go to the Maine wind resource map. Go to the Kentucky wind resource map. Go to the Tennessee wind resource map. Go to the Arkansas wind resource map. Go to the Puerto Rico wind resource map. Go to the U.S. Virgin Islands wind resource map. Go to the New Jersey wind resource map. Go to the Delaware wind resource map.

257

Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Technical Report Technical Report NREL/TP-500-45889 June 2010 Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States Marc Schwartz, Donna Heimiller, Steve Haymes, and Walt Musial National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-500-45889 June 2010 Assessment of Offshore Wind Energy Resources for the United States Marc Schwartz, Donna Heimiller, Steve Haymes, and Walt Musial Prepared under Task No. WE10.1211 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

258

The Association of the North Atlantic and the Arctic Oscillation on Wind Energy Resource over Europe and its Intermittency  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract This study focuses on a better understanding of the influences of the North Atlantic and the Arctic Oscillation on wind power resource over Europe. In the case of a change in phase of the oscillations, wind power density can vary by a factor of three in northern Europe, and a similar effect (but opposite in sign) is seen for southern Europe. Similar results are obtained by calculating the energy output of hypothetical wind turbines. In this way, we have identified an interconnection potential between wind farms in northern and southern Europe in order to reduce intermittency at an aggregate scale.

Pascal Kriesche; C. Adam Schlosser

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Property:PotentialOffshoreWindCapacity | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialOffshoreWindCapacity PotentialOffshoreWindCapacity Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialOffshoreWindCapacity Property Type Quantity Description The nameplate capacity technical potential from Offshore Wind for a particular place. Use this property to express potential electric energy generation, such as Nameplate Capacity. The default unit is megawatts (MW). For spatial capacity, use property Volume. Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: 1 MW,MWe,megawatt,Megawatt,MegaWatt,MEGAWATT,megawatts,Megawatt,MegaWatts,MEGAWATT,MEGAWATTS 1000 kW,kWe,KW,kilowatt,KiloWatt,KILOWATT,kilowatts,KiloWatts,KILOWATT,KILOWATTS 1000000 W,We,watt,watts,Watt,Watts,WATT,WATTS 1000000000 mW,milliwatt,milliwatts,MILLIWATT,MILLIWATTS 0.001 GW,gigawatt,gigawatts,Gigawatt,Gigawatts,GigaWatt,GigaWatts,GIGAWATT,GIGAWATTS

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Property:PotentialOnshoreWindCapacity | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialOnshoreWindCapacity PotentialOnshoreWindCapacity Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialOnshoreWindCapacity Property Type Quantity Description The nameplate capacity technical potential from Onshore Wind for a particular place. Use this property to express potential electric energy generation, such as Nameplate Capacity. The default unit is megawatts (MW). For spatial capacity, use property Volume. Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: 1 MW,MWe,megawatt,Megawatt,MegaWatt,MEGAWATT,megawatts,Megawatt,MegaWatts,MEGAWATT,MEGAWATTS 1000 kW,kWe,KW,kilowatt,KiloWatt,KILOWATT,kilowatts,KiloWatts,KILOWATT,KILOWATTS 1000000 W,We,watt,watts,Watt,Watts,WATT,WATTS 1000000000 mW,milliwatt,milliwatts,MILLIWATT,MILLIWATTS 0.001 GW,gigawatt,gigawatts,Gigawatt,Gigawatts,GigaWatt,GigaWatts,GIGAWATT,GIGAWATTS

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261

New Reports Highlight Major Potential in Offshore Wind Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced a new report showing steady progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy industry over the past year. The report highlights 14 projects in advanced stages of development, together representing nearly 4,900 megawatts (MW) of potential offshore wind energy capacity for the United States.

262

Practical method for estimating wind characteristics at potential wind-energy-conversion sites  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Terrain features and variations in the depth of the atmospheric boundary layer produce local variations in wind, and these variations are not depicted well by standard weather reports. A method is developed to compute local winds for use in estimating the wind energy available at any potential site for a wind turbine. The method uses the terrain heights for an area surrounding the site and a series of wind and pressure reports from the nearest four or five national Weather Service stations. An initial estimate of the winds in the atmospheric boundary layer is made, then these winds are adjusted to satisfy the continuity equation. In this manner the flow is made to reflect the influences of the terrain and the shape of the boundary-layer top. This report describes in detail the methodology and results, and provides descriptions of the computer programs, instructions for using them, and complete program listings.

Endlich, R. M.; Ludwig, F. L.; Bhumralkar, C. M.; Estoque, M. A.

1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Offshore 90-Meter Wind Maps and Wind  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Offshore 90-Meter Wind Maps and Wind Resource Potential Offshore 90-Meter Wind Maps and Wind Resource Potential The Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative provides 90-meter (m) height, high-resolution wind maps and estimates of the total offshore wind potential that would be possible from developing the available offshore areas. The offshore wind resource maps can be used as a guide to identify regions for commercial wind development. A map of the United States showing offshore wind resource. Washington offshore wind map. Oregon offshore wind map. California offshore wind map. Texas offshore wind map. Minnesota offshore wind map. Lousiana offshore wind map. Wisconsin offshore wind map. Michigan offshore wind map. Michigan offshore wind map. Illinois offshore wind map. Indiana offshore wind map. Ohio offshore wind map. Georgia offshore wind map. South Carolina offshore wind map. North Carolina offshore wind map. Virginia offshore wind map. Maryland offshore wind map. Pennsylvania offshore wind map. Delaware offshore wind map. New Jersey offshore wind map. New York offshore wind map. Maine offshore wind map. Massachusetts offshore wind map. Rhode Island offshore wind map. Connecticut offshore wind map. Hawaii offshore wind map. Delaware offshore wind map. New Hampshire offshore wind map.

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North Dakota/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » North Dakota/Wind Resources/Full Version < North Dakota‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF North Dakota Wind Resources NorthDakotaMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs.

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New Mexico/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » New Mexico/Wind Resources/Full Version < New Mexico‎ | Wind Resources Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF New Mexico Wind Resources NewMexicoMap.jpg More information about these 30-m height wind resource maps is available on the Wind Powering America website. Introduction Can I use wind energy to power my home? This question is being asked across the country as more people look for a hedge against increasing electricity rates and a way to harvest their local wind resources. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs.

266

Characterization of the wind power resource in Europe and its intermittency*  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Characterization of the wind power resource in Europe and its intermittency* Alexandra Cosseron Characterization of the wind power resource in Europe and its intermittency Alexandra Cosseron a, *, Udaya Bhaskar-4307, USA Abstract Wind power is assessed over Europe, with a special care given to the quantification

267

Assessing the wind field over the continental shelf as a resource for electric power  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for the comparison period) that the near-coast phase advantage is obviated. We also find more consistent wind powerAssessing the wind field over the continental shelf as a resource for electric power by Richard W. Garvine1,2 and Willett Kempton1,3,4 ABSTRACT To assess the wind power resources of a large continental

Firestone, Jeremy

268

Final Map Draft Comparison Report WIND ENERGY RESOURCE MODELING AND MEASUREMENT PROJECT  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

II Final Map Draft Comparison Report #12;WIND ENERGY RESOURCE MODELING AND MEASUREMENT PROJECT Tel: 978-749-9591 Fax: 978-749-9713 mbrower@awstruewind.com August 10, 2004 #12;2 WIND ENERGY RESOURCE issues. 1 Background In Task 2 of the project, five promising areas of the state for wind energy

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FOUR ESSAYS ON OFFSHORE WIND POWER POTENTIAL, DEVELOPMENT, REGULATORY FRAMEWORK, AND INTEGRATION  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

FOUR ESSAYS ON OFFSHORE WIND POWER POTENTIAL, DEVELOPMENT, REGULATORY FRAMEWORK, AND INTEGRATION 2010 Amardeep Dhanju All Rights Reserved #12;FOUR ESSAYS ON OFFSHORE WIND POWER POTENTIAL, DEVELOPMENT

Firestone, Jeremy

270

Sage-Grouse and Wind Energy: Biology, Habits, and Potential Effects...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Sage-Grouse and Wind Energy: Biology, Habits, and Potential Effects from Development Sage-Grouse and Wind Energy: Biology, Habits, and Potential Effects from Development...

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Preliminary Assessment of Potential Avian Interactions at Four Proposed Wind Energy Facilities on Vandenberg Air Force Base, California  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The United States Air Force (USAF) is investigating whether to install wind turbines to provide a supplemental source of electricity at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) near Lompoc, California. As part of that investigation, VAFB sought assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to provide a preliminary characterization of the potential risk to wildlife resources (mainly birds and bats) from wind turbine installations. With wind power development expanding throughout North America and Europe, concerns have surfaced over the number of bird fatalities associated with wind turbines. Guidelines developed for the wind industry by the National Wind Coordinating Committee (NWCC) recommend assessing potential impacts to birds, bats, and other potentially sensitive resources before construction. The primary purpose of an assessment is to identify potential conflicts with sensitive resources, to assist developers with identifying their permitting needs, and to develop strategies to avoid impacts or to mitigate their effects. This report provides a preliminary (Phase I) biological assessment of potential impacts to birds and bats that might result from construction and operation of the proposed wind energy facilities on VAFB.

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2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

The wind potential impact on the maximum wind energy penetration in autonomous electrical grids  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

According to long-term wind speed measurements the Aegean Archipelago possesses excellent wind potential, hence properly designed wind energy applications can substantially contribute to fulfill the energy requirements of the island societies. On top of this, in most islands the electricity production cost is extremely high, while significant insufficient power supply problems are often encountered, especially during the summer. Unfortunately, the stochastic behaviour of the wind and the important fluctuations of daily and seasonal electricity load pose a strict penetration limit for the contribution of wind energy in the corresponding load demand. The application of this limit is necessary in order to avoid hazardous electricity grid fluctuations and to protect the existing thermal power units from operating near or below their technical minima. In this context, the main target of the proposed study is to present an integrated methodology able to estimate the maximum wind energy penetration in autonomous electrical grids on the basis of the available wind potential existing in the Aegean Archipelago area. For this purpose a large number of representative wind potential types have been investigated and interesting conclusions have been derived.

J.K. Kaldellis

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

China Resources Wind Power Development Co Ltd Hua Run | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hua Run Hua Run Jump to: navigation, search Name China Resources Wind Power Development Co Ltd (Hua Run) Place Shantou, Guangdong Province, China Zip 515041 Sector Wind energy Product A company engages in developing wind power project. References China Resources Wind Power Development Co Ltd (Hua Run)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. China Resources Wind Power Development Co Ltd (Hua Run) is a company located in Shantou, Guangdong Province, China . References ↑ "China Resources Wind Power Development Co Ltd (Hua Run)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=China_Resources_Wind_Power_Development_Co_Ltd_Hua_Run&oldid=343528

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NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential (Fact Sheet), The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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Triples Previous Estimates of Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released new estimates of the U.S. potential for wind-generated electricity, using advanced wind mapping and validation techniques that triple previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, conducted by NREL and AWS TruePower, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt-hours annually. In comparison, the total U.S. electricity generation from all sources was roughly 4 million gigawatt-hours in 2009. Detailed state-by-state estimates of wind energy potential for the United States show the estimated average wind speeds at an 80-meter height. The wind resource maps and estimates

275

Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential  

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273 273 July 2009 Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential M. Milligan and B. Kirby National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Gramlich and M. Goggin American Wind Energy Association National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-550-46273 July 2009 Impact of Electric Industry Structure on High Wind Penetration Potential M. Milligan and B. Kirby National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Gramlich and M. Goggin American Wind Energy Association

276

Modelling renewable electric resources: A case study of wind  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The central issue facing renewables in the integrated resource planning process is the appropriate assessment of the value of renewables to utility systems. This includes their impact on both energy and capacity costs (avoided costs), and on emissions and environmental impacts, taking account of the reliability, system characteristics, interactions (in dispatch), seasonality, and other characteristics and costs of the technologies. These are system-specific considerations whose relationships may have some generic implications. In this report, we focus on the reliability contribution of wind electric generating systems, measured as the amount of fossil capacity they can displace while meeting the system reliability criterion. We examine this issue for a case study system at different wind characteristics and penetration, for different years, with different system characteristics, and with different modelling techniques. In an accompanying analysis we also examine the economics of wind electric generation, as well as its emissions and social costs, for the case study system. This report was undertaken for the {open_quotes}Innovative IRP{close_quotes} program of the U.S. Department of Energy, and is based on work by both Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Tellus Institute, including America`s Energy Choices and the UCS Midwest Renewables Project.

Bernow, S.; Biewald, B.; Hall, J.; Singh, D. [Tellus Institute, Boston, MA (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Projected changes in wind energy potentials over Iberia  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Wind energy potential in Iberia is assessed for recentpast (19612000) and future (20412070) climates. For recentpast, a COSMO-CLM simulation driven by ERA-40 is used. COSMO-CLM simulations driven by ECHAM5 following the A1B scenario are used for future projections. A 2MW rated power wind turbine is selected. Mean potentials, inter-annual variability and irregularity are discussed on annual/seasonal scales and on a grid resolution of 20km. For detailed regional assessments eight target sites are considered. For recentpast conditions, the highest daily mean potentials are found in winter over northern and eastern Iberia, particularly on high-elevation or coastal regions. In northwestern Iberia, daily potentials frequently reach maximum wind energy output (50MWhday?1), particularly in winter. Southern Andaluca reveals high potentials throughout the year, whereas the Ebro valley and central-western coast show high potentials in summer. The irregularity in annual potentials is moderate (2MWhday?1). The northward displacement of North Atlantic westerly winds (autumnspring) and the strengthening of easterly flows (summer) are key drivers of future projections.

J.A. Santos; C. Rochinha; M.L.R. Liberato; M. Reyers; J.G. Pinto

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Off-shore wind power potential evaluation and economy analysis of entire Japan using GIS technology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Off-shore wind energy has been drawing interest recently. This research is focusing on the potential analysis of off-shore wind energy surrounding entire Japan coast using GIS technology. Base on the economy and environment assessment, this research is evaluating the current situation and forecasting on future of wind energy technology in Japan. In order to reduce the green-house gas emission, renewable energy (such as wind energy, solar energy, fuel cell) will gradually substitute can be installed the primary energy resource (such as coal, oil, scale gas). Based on GIS technique, wind power turbines in the surrounding area of Japanese coast-line. In the study, 2,000 kW rated wind turbines are considered for further installation. As the result of this study, we have determined that 108,067 in 330 places number of off-shore with annual generation of 180.0 TWh are expected. This is equal to 20% of annual total generated power of Japan in 2010. Wind speed 6 m/s or more of the coastline, the average cost of electricity is about generation cost is within 10 to 17 Japanese Yen/kWh and construction cost is within 139,445 Japanese Yen/kW to 240,366 Japanese Yen/kW.

Asifujiang Abudureyimu; Yoshiki Hayashi; Zulati Litifu; Ken Nagasaka

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical constraint limits the amount of power that can be extracted from a given wind farm footprint. The resulting-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in order to achieve higher power output per unit land area than existing wind

Dabiri, John O.

280

Preliminary evaluation of wind energy potential: Cook Inlet area, Alaska  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report summarizes work on a project performed under contract to the Alaska Power Administration (APA). The objective of this research was to make a preliminary assessment of the wind energy potential for interconnection with the Cook Inlet area electric power transmission and distribution systems, to identify the most likely candidate regions (25 to 100 square miles each) for energy potential, and to recommend a monitoring program sufficient to quantify the potential.

Hiester, T.R.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

New Facility to Shed Light on Offshore Wind Resource (Fact Sheet), Highlights in Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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As a pre-existing structure in a location with As a pre-existing structure in a location with excellent offshore wind resources, the Chesapeake Light Tower provides a cost-effective alternative to building a new platform large enough to support an 80- to 100-meter-tall meteorological tower. Photo by Rick Driscoll, NREL 25660 Chesapeake Light Tower facility will gather key data for unlocking the nation's vast offshore wind resource. According to the National Offshore Wind Strategy published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2011, the nation's offshore wind resource could supply 54 gigawatts of generat- ing capacity by 2030. However, to tap into that potential, more data on the nature of offshore wind resources and the ocean environment is needed. An opportunity to address this need was cre-

282

Reassessing Wind Potential Estimates for India: Economic and Policy Implications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Wind Project Performance,WindPower 2010, pp. 10-11. ErnestWind Project Performance,WindPower 2010, pp. 10- Table 6:

Phadke, Amol

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Investigation of wind characteristics and wind energy potential at Ras Ghareb, Egypt  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

To study the structure of a coastal location Ras Ghareb on the Red Sea in Egypt, a measurement station with mast of 24.5m has been established in a built-up area, near the seashore. First, a statistical analysis of the measured data over the period 20002005 was performed, including calculation of the wind speed power law index which was found to be 0.18 for Ras Ghareb area. Then, wind speed data was expressed at the height of (usually 10m) which makes it directly related to the objective of those people working in the renewable energy sector. Therefore, the mean wind speeds, availability of data, seasonal variation and the distribution by the wind direction were studied to ascertain its potential for wind energy development. The annual wind speed over this site varies from 8.3 to 9.8m/s at 10 and 24.5m heights, respectively. Most of the time 73% the mean wind speed in the ranges 510 and 1017m/s at 10m. Also, higher winds of the order 10m/s and more observed during summer months. The main wind direction is northnorthwest sector (330) for about 51% of the times during the year that makes it unique for installation of wind parks. Second, numerical estimations to determine the seasonal power law coefficient and Weibull parameters at different heights from 10 to 100m were carried out. Finally, Rayleigh distribution and our method stated in Ref. [3] were adopted for defining the monthly wind power available at 10m height for this region. It is emphasized that Rayleigh model is not appropriate and our method is more efficient for Ras Ghareb area. Where the expected mean of wind power density was found to quite high 360W/m2 per year at 10m hub height, which makes this station likely candidates for wind power utilization. It is appear from our analysis that Ras Ghareb region can be explored for generating the electricity. Where the monthly and annual pattern of wind speed matches the electricity load pattern of the location.

Ahmed Shata Ahmed

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

NREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar Power (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To fully harvest the nation's bountiful wind and solar resources, it is critical to know how much electrical power from these renewable resources could be integrated reliably into the grid. To inform the discussion about the potential of such variable sources, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched two key regional studies, examining the east and west sections of the U.S. power grid. The studies show that it is technically possible for U.S. power systems to integrate 20%-35% renewable electricity if infrastructure and operational improvements can be made.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Revealing the Impact of Climate Variability on the Wind Resource Using Data Mining Techniques (Poster)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A data mining technique called 'k-means clustering' can be used to group winds at the NWTC into 4 major clusters. The frequency of some winds in the clusters is correlated with regional pressure gradients and climate indices. The technique could also be applied to wind resource assessment and selecting scenarios for flow modeling.

Clifton, A.; Lundquist, J.

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A PRODUCTION SIMULATION TOOL FOR SYSTEMS WITH INTEGRATED WIND ENERGY RESOURCES BY NICOLAS BENOIT the energy output of a wind farm in a single location and of those in multiple locations. In this way, we for such planning tools. The incorporation of the wind energy model requires the extension of the widely used

Gross, George

287

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the Dominican Republic  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

October 2001 * NREL/TP-500-27602 October 2001 * NREL/TP-500-27602 Wind Energy Resource Atlas of the Dominican Republic D. Elliott M. Schwartz R. George S. Haymes D. Heimiller G. Scott National Renewable Energy Laboratory J. Kline RAM Associates Prepared under Task Nos. WER11050 and DO059999 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial

288

The Influence of Demand Resource Response Time in Balancing Wind and Load  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The integration of demand response resources into wholesale electricity markets facilitates the growth in wind power integration. Available demand resources have different capabilities in terms of response time, as demonstrated by the variety of programs ... Keywords: demand response, wind integration, power spectral density

Judith Cardell; Lindsay Anderson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Impact of increased penetration of wind and PV solar resources on the  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Impact of increased penetration of wind and PV solar resources on the bulk power system Vijay the impact of increased penetration of wind and solar resources on the bulk energy system (BES) · The BES Vittal Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Arizona State

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File:Sri Lanka Wind Resource Map.pdf | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sri Lanka Wind Resource Map.pdf Sri Lanka Wind Resource Map.pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Sri Lanka Wind Resource Map Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. Other resolution: 464 × 600 pixels. Full resolution ‎(1,275 × 1,650 pixels, file size: 1.85 MB, MIME type: application/pdf) This map was produced by NREL with technical assistance from TrueWind Solutions and with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Description Sri Lanka Wind Resource Map Sources National Renewable Energy Laboratory Authors Donna Heimiller Related Technologies Wind Creation Date 2004-06 Extent International Countries Sri Lanka UN Region Southern Asia File history Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. Date/Time Thumbnail Dimensions User Comment

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A simple method of estimating wind turbine blade fatigue at potential wind turbine sites  

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This paper presents a technique of estimating blade fatigue damage at potential wind turbine sites. The cornerstone of this technique is a simple model for the blade`s root flap bending moment. The model requires as input a simple set of wind measurements which may be obtained as part of a routine site characterization study. By using the model to simulate a time series of the root flap bending moment, fatigue damage rates may be estimated. The technique is evaluated by comparing these estimates with damage estimates derived from actual bending moment data; the agreement between the two is quite good. The simple connection between wind measurements and fatigue provided by the model now allows one to readily discriminate between damaging and more benign wind environments.

Barnard, J.C.; Wendell, L.L.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:PotentialOnshoreWindArea | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialOnshoreWindArea PotentialOnshoreWindArea Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialOnshoreWindArea Property Type Quantity Description The area of potential onshore wind in a place. Use this type to express a quantity of two-dimensional space. The default unit is the square meter (m²). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: Square Meters - 1 m²,m2,m^2,square meter,square meters,Square Meter,Square Meters,Sq. Meters,SQUARE METERS Square Kilometers - 0.000001 km²,km2,km^2,square kilometer,square kilometers,square km,square Kilometers,SQUARE KILOMETERS Square Miles - 0.000000386 mi²,mi2,mi^2,mile²,square mile,square miles,square mi,Square Miles,SQUARE MILES Square Feet - 10.7639 ft²,ft2,ft^2,square feet,square foot,FT²,FT2,FT^2,Square Feet, Square Foot

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Property:PotentialOffshoreWindArea | Open Energy Information  

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PotentialOffshoreWindArea PotentialOffshoreWindArea Jump to: navigation, search Property Name PotentialOffshoreWindArea Property Type Quantity Description The area of potential offshore wind in a place. Use this type to express a quantity of two-dimensional space. The default unit is the square meter (m²). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area Acceptable units (and their conversions) are: Square Meters - 1 m²,m2,m^2,square meter,square meters,Square Meter,Square Meters,Sq. Meters,SQUARE METERS Square Kilometers - 0.000001 km²,km2,km^2,square kilometer,square kilometers,square km,square Kilometers,SQUARE KILOMETERS Square Miles - 0.000000386 mi²,mi2,mi^2,mile²,square mile,square miles,square mi,Square Miles,SQUARE MILES Square Feet - 10.7639 ft²,ft2,ft^2,square feet,square foot,FT²,FT2,FT^2,Square Feet, Square Foot

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WINDExchange: Wind Resource Maps and Anemometer Loan Program...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

to help homeowners, communities, states and regions consider and plan for wind energy deployment. Read about the available wind maps for utility-, community-, and...

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Title: Ontario Wind Power Allocation Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Title: Ontario Wind Power Allocation Data Creator / Copyright Owner: Ontario Ministry of Natural/A Updates: N/A Abstract: This data consists of a polygon shapefile, Wind Power Allocation Block. A Wind Power Allocation Block is an area that could be allocated for the exploration of wind power generation

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Naval Station Newport Wind Resource Assessment. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites, and The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center  

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Naval Station Newport Naval Station Newport Wind Resource Assessment A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites, and The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center Robi Robichaud, Jason Fields, and Joseph Owen Roberts Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-52801 February 2012 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Naval Station Newport

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Wind energy resources analysis of Western Greece coast in terms of sustainable environmental indicators and towards their community-based exploitation in South-East Europe  

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Wind energy resources in the Ionian-Adriatic coast of South-East Europe were analyzed. Status of wind energy development in the countries of Greece Albania Montenegro Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia and regions of moderate and high wind potential at their west coasts were reviewed. The feasibility of the application of specific wind turbine generators with lower cut-in cut-out and rated speeds in moderate wind fields was investigated. The wind speed and direction as well as the availability the duration and the diurnal variation of several coastal sites in Western Greece were assessed and the results were statistically analyzed as time-series or with the Weibull probability distribution function. The mean wind power densities were less than 200?W?m?2 at 10?m suggesting the limiting suitability of the sites for the usual wind energy applications. However further technical-economical analysis revealed that the recent technological turbine improvements with lower cut-in and rated speeds make wind power viable even at moderate wind fields. Environmental indicators like energy payback period and avoided greenhouse emissions were determined to be significant for the utilization of wind energy resources in these coastal areas. Since the region is important for sea-related activities the implementation of wind energy applications in the frame of cross-border cooperation should be prioritized.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Demand Side Management for Wind Power Integration in Microgrid Using Dynamic Potential Game Theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Demand Side Management for Wind Power Integration in Microgrid Using Dynamic Potential Game Theory the intermittency in wind power generation. Our focus is on an isolated microgrid with one wind turbine, one fast, Wind Power Integration, Markov Chain, Dynamic Potential Game Theory, Nash Equilibrium. I. INTRODUCTION

Huang, Jianwei

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Ben Ticha M. B., Ranchin T., Wald L., Using several data sources for offshore wind resource assessment, 2005, Copenhagen Offshore Wind conference 2005  

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Ben Ticha M. B., Ranchin T., Wald L., Using several data sources for offshore wind resource assessment, 2005, Copenhagen Offshore Wind conference 2005 1 Using several data sources for offshore wind of production. Nowadays, the resource is evaluated by interpolation of discrete measurements but offshore

Boyer, Edmond

300

High Wind Penetration Impact on U.S. Wind Manufacturing Capacity and Critical Resources  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This study used two different models to analyze a number of alternative scenarios of annual wind power capacity expansion to better understand the impacts of high levels of wind generated electricity production on wind energy manufacturing and installation rates.

Laxson, A.; Hand, M. M.; Blair, N.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen production with sea water electrolysis using Norwegian offshore wind energy potentials  

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Norway has big wind energy resources that are currently marginally capitalized because ... more likely to be developed to satisfy future energy demands [3].

Konrad Meier

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Reassessing Wind Potential Estimates for India: Economic and Policy Implications  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Analysis of Impacts of Wind Integration in the Tamil Nadu2009). Large-Scale Wind Integration Studies in the Unitedon topics such as wind integration, transmission planning,

Phadke, Amol

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Assessment of Wind and Solar Energy Resources in Bangladesh  

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Wind and solar energy are the alternative energy sources that can be used to supplement the conventional energy sources particularly in Bangladesh. In this work, the aim was to assess the current wind and sola...

Sanjoy Kumar Nandi; Mohammad Nasirul Hoque

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

GrIPP-NET A S M Renewable Resources in Southeast Asia RENEWABLE RESOURCES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (SEA)  

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This paper summarizes the wind, small hydro, biomass resource potentials of SEA. 2. Wind Resources Selected areas in the region have good wind energy potential. Based on a World Bank-AAEP study, there are good to excellent wind resource areas for large-scale wind generation that can be found in the

N. C. Domingo; F. V. Ferraris

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Wind and Solar Resource Assessment of Sri Lanka and the Maldives (CD-ROM)  

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The Wind and Solar Resource Assessment of Sri Lanka and the Maldives CD contains an electronic version of Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Sri Lanka and the Maldives (NREL/TP-500-34518), Solar Resource Assessment for Sri Lanka and the Maldives (NREL/TO-710-34645), Sri Lanka Wind Farm Analysis and Site Selection Assistance (NREL/SR-500-34646), GIS Data Viewer (software and data files with a readme file), and Hourly Solar and Typical Meteorological Year Data with a readme file.

Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.; Scott, G.; Haymes, S.; Heimiller, D.; George, R.

2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind resource characterization results to support the Sandia Wind Farm Feasibility Study : August 2008 through March 2009.  

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Sandia National Laboratories Wind Technology Department is investigating the feasibility of using local wind resources to meet the requirements of Executive Order 13423 and DOE Order 430.2B. These Orders, along with the DOE TEAM initiative, identify the use of on-site renewable energy projects to meet specified renewable energy goals over the next 3 to 5 years. A temporary 30-meter meteorological tower was used to perform interim monitoring while the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for the larger Wind Feasibility Project ensued. This report presents the analysis of the data collected from the 30-meter meteorological tower.

Deola, Regina Anne

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

or erection of wind turbine towers, relay stations, and/orof Wind Turbine Generator Operation Using Tower Shadowbetween wind turbines and cell phone towers). 152. Guzek,

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Characterization of Wind Power Resource in the United States and its Intermittency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Wind resource in the continental and offshore United States has been reconstructed and characterized using metrics that describe, apart from abundance, its availability, persistence and intermittency. The Modern Era ...

Gunturu, U.B.

309

Wind Energy Resource Atlas. Volume 11. Hawaii and Pacific Islands Region  

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This atlas of the wind energy resource is composed of introductory and background information, and assessments of the wind resource in each division of the region. Background on how the wind resource is assessed and on how the results of the assessment should be inerpreted is presented. An introduction and outline to the descriptions of the wind resource for each division are provided. Assessments for individual divisions are presented as separate chapters. Much of the information in the division chapters is given in graphic or tabular form. The sequences for each chapter are similar, but some presentations used for Hawaii are inappropriate or impractical for presentation with the Pacific Islands. Hawaii chapter figure and tables are cited below and appropriate Pacific Islands figure and table numbers are included in brackets ().

Schroeder, T.A.; Hori, A.M.; Elliott, D.L.; Barchet, W.R.; George, R.L.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind: wind power density maps at 50 m above ground and 400m resolution...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

on the wind resource potential within Sri Lanka, with supplemental information on political boundaries, transmission lines, roads, and terrain relief. Data and Resources...

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The Potential Health Impact of Wind Turbines Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Report  

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The Potential Health Impact of Wind Turbines Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Report May 2010) of Ontario in response to public health concerns about wind turbines, particularly related to noise. Assisted by wind turbines. The review concludes that while some people living near wind turbines report symptoms

Firestone, Jeremy

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Iowa/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

313

Arizona/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

314

Ohio/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

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Minnesota/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

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Alaska/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

317

Colorado/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

318

U.S. Virgin Islands Wind Resources Update 2014  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Thanks to the students of University of the Virgin Islands and their advisor, Dr. David Smith, for monitoring and maintaining the wind measurement equipment and helping ensure...

319

Potential renewable energy resources of the Lerma Valley, Salta, Argentina for its strategic territorial planning  

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Renewable energy sources are considered as strategic opportunities to improve the populations quality of life, to promote the development of more efficient and equitable economic systems, and to favor environmental sustainability in the territorial planning of Lerma Valley (Salta, Argentina). The mapping in raster format (each pixel having a reference value) of the potential renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biomass, hydraulic, mixed) is essential to define ideal locations for different types of renewable applications, and to plan suitable strategies for its implementation. It is necessary considering environmental diversity and site conditions (topographic, natural resource, infrastructure and service availability, social and economical) of the intervention area. Different methodologies are used for mapping of potential energy resources. Solar radiation is spatialized through the application of statistical regressions between altitude, latitude, precise incident solar radiation records, and radiation data estimated with the Geosol V.2.0. software. The Argentina Map program is used for the wind potential resource modeling. It requires as inputs: a Digital Elevation Model, a land use and cover map (to determine roughness), and measured and/or estimated wind speed and frequency data. The hydroelectric potential for microturbine applications is calculated from the topographic drop and the annual mean flow in cumulative models, through the application of the Idrisi Kilimanjaros runoff tool; while the power densities are compared at the watershed. Biomass potential (at this exploratory stage), is interpreted from the available biomass type (land use and cover map), its energy application availability, and some quantitative indicators associated with the biomass types identified as priority. In conclusion, the renewable energy potential in Lerma Valley is very high and diverse, and its close connection with socialenvironmental conditions is basic for the creation of energy resource-related territorial plans.

S. Belmonte; V. Nez; J.G. Viramonte; J. Franco

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Where Is Wind Power?  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Where Is Wind Power? Where Is Wind Power? Wind Powering America offers maps to help you visualize the wind resource at a local level and to show how much wind power has been installed in the United States. How much wind power is on my land? Go to the wind resource maps. Go to the wind resource maps. Go to the wind resource maps. If you want to know how much wind power is in a particular area, these wind resource maps can give you a visual indication of the average wind speeds to a local level such as a neighborhood. These maps have been developed using the same mathematical models that are used by weather forecasters and are even used to estimate the wind energy potential-or how much wind energy could potentially be produced at the state level, if wind power were developed there.

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Calculating the offshore wind power resource: Robust assessment methods applied to the U.S. Atlantic Coast  

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Calculating the offshore wind power resource: Robust assessment methods applied to the U 2011 Available online xxx Keywords: Wind power Offshore wind power Resource assessment Marine spatial of an offshore area. The method uses publicly available oceanic, environmental and socio-economic data

Firestone, Jeremy

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Satellite data for high resolution offshore wind resource mapping: A data fusion approach M.B. Ben Ticha a,*  

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Satellite data for high resolution offshore wind resource mapping: A data fusion approach M.B. Ben accurate high spatial and temporal resolutions wind measurements. Offshore, satellite data are an accurate radar, scatterometer, data fusion, offshore wind energy resource assessment. 1. INTRODUCTION Since

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Potential Presence of Endangered Wildlife Species at the University of Delaware Wind Power Project Site  

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Potential Presence of Endangered Wildlife Species at the University of Delaware Wind Power Project wind power project site, we conducted an analysis of the suitability of habitat within the project

Firestone, Jeremy

324

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

24 Wind power in the 1990s was mostly dominated by Europe.Europe is currently considered the world leader in wind powerwind power in the European Union. See Current Role and Future Prospects for Offshore Wind in Europe,

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

157 (noting that noise cause by wind turbines can be causedby the visual and noise impacts of the proposed wind turbinenoise caused by interaction of the turbine blades with the wind).

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

milling, people used wind power to draw water from wells,the climate of a region. Wind has the power to move storm orthe wind into electricity or mechanical power to provide

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Energy Department Releases New Land-Based/Offshore Wind Resource...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

shows the predicted mean annual wind speeds at 80-m height produced from AWS Truepower's data at a spatial resolution of 2.5 km and interpolated to a finer scale. Read more about...

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United States Offshore Wind Resource Map at 90 Meters  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Offshore Wind Speed at 90 m 10-JAN-2011 1.1.1 Wind Speed at 90 m ms 11.5 - 12.0 11.0 - 11.5 10.5 - 11.0 10.0 - 10.5 9.5 - 10.0 9.0 - 9.5 8.5 - 9.0 8.0 - 8.5 7.5 - 8.0 7.0 - 7.5...

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Estimating expected energy capture at potential wind turbine sites in Norway  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

To estimate the expected energy capture at potential wind turbine sites in Norway, a combination of low-cost wind monitoring, correlation and models are used. The wind monitoring, the correlation and the uncertainty of the method are described. Results from two cases are compared with predictions made with the model WASP. The results indicate that measurements are needed near potential wind turbine sites, until a high quality reference data set has been established, and models for complex terrain effects are validated.

T.A. Nygaard

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to divert birds away from wind turbines). 144. See, e.g. ,although birds do collide with wind turbines at some sites,

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ob- jects. See Wind Energy and Wildlife: Frequently Askedwildlife in the region? These questions must be taken into account when planning wind

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Estimated global ocean wind power potential from QuikSCAT observations, accounting for turbine characteristics and siting  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

C. S. Zender (2009), Global ocean wind power sensitivity toAND ZENDER: GLOBAL OCEAN WIND POWER POTENTIAL Serpetzoglou,Estimated global ocean wind power potential from QuikSCAT

Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Solar and wind resource complementarity: Advancing options for renewable electricity integration in Ontario, Canada  

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In Ontario (Canada), the integration of renewable power is a priority policy goal. Since 2004, the circumstances under which the integration of renewable power is evaluated have changed due to successive changes in price as well as concerns that its over-production may add to grid congestion. This research investigates the value of increasing complementarity (both proximate and geographically dispersed) of wind and solar resources as a means by which electricity planners and researchers might advance electricity sustainability in Ontario. More specifically, this paper asks the following questions: 1) Does the combination of solar and wind resources in selected locations in Ontario serve to smooth out power production, i.e., decrease instances of both high and low values, as compared to either resource producing individually? 2) Can this smoothness be further improved by dispersing these resources geographically amongst locations? and 3) Does increasing the number of locations with solar and wind resources further smooth out power production? Three years (20032005) of synchronous, hourly measurements of solar irradiance and wind speeds from Environment Canadas Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Data Sets (CWEEDS) are used to derive dimensionless indices for four locations in Ontario (Toronto, Wiarton, Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa). These indices are used to develop three transparent and accessible methods of analysis: (1) graphical representation; (2) percentile ranking; and (3) using a theoretical maximum as a proxy for capacity. The article concludes that the combination of solar and wind within locations and amongst two locations improves smoothness in power production, as compared to when each resource is produced on its own; moreover, it is further improved once more than two resources and two locations are combined. However, there is neither further benefit, nor drawback, associated with the geographic dispersion of complementarity between solar in one location and wind in another, when compared to both resources in one location.

Christina E. Hoicka; Ian H. Rowlands

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

World Coal Resources and their Future Potential [and Discussion  

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30 May 1974 research-article World Coal Resources and their Future Potential...inferences from the published figures of world coal resources which are based on a variety...procedures, there can be no doubt that coal is the world's most abundant fossil fuel...

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

NREL: Wind Research - Offshore Wind Research  

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Offshore Wind Research Offshore Wind Research Photo of a European offshore wind farm. Early progress in European Offshore Wind Energy over the last decade provides a glimpse into the vast potential of the global offshore resource. For more than eight years, NREL has worked with the Department of Energy to become an international leader in offshore wind energy research. Capabilities NREL's offshore wind capabilities focus on critical areas that reflect the long-term needs of the offshore wind energy industry and the U.S. Department of Energy including: Offshore Design Tools and Methods Offshore Standards and Testing Energy Analysis of Offshore Systems Offshore Wind Resource Characterization Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Key Research NREL documented the status of offshore wind energy in the United States in

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Comprehensive Evaluation of the Geothermal Resource Potential within the  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Comprehensive Evaluation of the Geothermal Resource Potential within the Comprehensive Evaluation of the Geothermal Resource Potential within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Comprehensive Evaluation of the Geothermal Resource Potential within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies Project Description The proposed project will provide state-of-the-art characterization information and a detailed analysis of the geothermal resource potential at the Astor Pass site. The information gained during this study will allow the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe to make informed decisions regarding construction of a geothermal power plant. Additional benefits include the transfer of new technologies and geothermal data to the geothermal industry and to create and preserve nearly three dozen jobs that will serve to stimulate the economy in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Targeting Of Potential Geothermal Resources In The Great Basin From  

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Targeting Of Potential Geothermal Resources In The Great Basin From Targeting Of Potential Geothermal Resources In The Great Basin From Regional To Basin-Scale Relationship Between Geodetic Strain And Geological Structures Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Targeting Of Potential Geothermal Resources In The Great Basin From Regional To Basin-Scale Relationship Between Geodetic Strain And Geological Structures Details Activities (9) Areas (3) Regions (0) Abstract: We apply a new method to target potential geothermal resources on the regional scale in the Great Basin by seeking relationships between geologic structures and GPS-geodetic observations of regional tectonic strain. First, we establish a theoretical basis for underst~dingh ow the rate of fracture opening can be related to the directional trend of faults

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Wind Energy  

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FUPWG Meeting FUPWG Meeting NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Robi Robichaud November 18, 2009 Topics Introduction Review of the Current Wind Market Drivers for Wind Development Siting g Issues Wind Resource Assessment Wind Characteristics Wind Power Potential Basic Wind Turbine Theory Basic Wind Turbine Theory Types of Wind Turbines Facts About Wind Siting Facts About Wind Siting Wind Performance 1. United States: MW 1 9 8 2 1 9 8 3 1 9 8 4 1 9 8 5 1 9 8 6 1 9 8 7 1 9 8 8 1 9 8 9 1 9 9 0 1 9 9 1 1 9 9 2 1 9 9 3 1 9 9 4 1 9 9 5 1 9 9 6 1 9 9 7 1 9 9 8 1 9 9 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 Current Status of the Wind Industry Total Global Installed Wind Capacity Total Global Installed Wind Capacity Total Global Installed Wind Capacity

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Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

advantage is the lack of carbon emissions: as opposed to fossil fuel electricity production, wind power

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential | Department...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

has been working with the wind industry to produce the next generation of taller wind turbines that reach higher hub heights (the height of the nacelle mounted atop a turbine...

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341

U.S. Virgin Islands Wind Resources Update 2014  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report summarizes the data collected from two 60-meter meteorological towers and three sonic detection and ranging units on St. Thomas and St. Croix in 2012 and 2013. These results are an update to the previous feasibility study; the collected data are critical to the successful development of a wind project at either site.

Roberts, J. O.; Warren, A.

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

U.S. Virgin Islands Wind Resources Update 2014  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Summarizes the data collected from two 60-meter meteorological towers and three sonic detection and ranging units on St. Thomas and St. Croix in 2012 and 2013. The report leverages previous feasibility studies conducted at NREL, including Wind Power Opportunities in St. Thomas, USVI: A Site-Specific Analysis.

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NRELs Wind Powering America Team Helps Indiana Develop Wind Resources (Fact Sheet), Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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NREL's Wind Powering NREL's Wind Powering America Team Helps Indiana Develop Wind Resources How does a state advance, in just five years, from having no wind power to having more than 1000 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity? The Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative, based at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), employs a state-focused approach that has helped accelerate wind energy deployment in many states. One such state is Indiana, which is now home to the largest wind plant east of the Mississippi. Since 1999, WPA has helped advance technology acceptance and wind energy deployment across the United States through the formation of state wind working groups (WWGs). The WWGs facilitate workshops, manage anemometer loan programs, conduct outreach, and

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Discrepancies in the Prediction of Solar Wind using Potential Field Source Surface Model: An  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

expansion near the Sun and the solar wind speed observed at earth was first noted by Levine, AltschulerDiscrepancies in the Prediction of Solar Wind using Potential Field Source Surface Model between the magnetic flux tube expansion factor (FTE) at the source surface and the solar wind speed

Zhao, Xuepu

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Wind Energy at NREL's National Wind Technology Center  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

It is a pure, plentiful natural resource. Right now wind is in high demand and it holds the potential to transform the way we power our homes and businesses. NREL is at the forefront of wind energy research and development. NREL's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is a world-class facility dedicated to accelerating and deploying wind technology.

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2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

346

Projected Impact of Federal Policies on U.S. Wind Market Potential: Preprint  

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This report discusses the potential for solar-powered agricultural irrigation pumps in the San Joaquin Valley and how these applications could improve the region's air This paper presents results from the Wind Deployment Systems Model (WinDS) for several potential energy policy cases. WinDS is a multiregional, multitime-period, Geographic Information System (GIS), and linear programming model of capacity expansion in the electric sector of the United States. WinDS is designed to address the principal market issues related to the penetration of wind energy technologies into the electric sector. These principal market issues include access to and cost of transmission, and the intermittency of wind power. WinDS has been used to model the impact of various policy initiatives, including a wind production tax credit (PTC) and a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

Short, W.; Blair, N.; Heimiller, D.

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Bird Mortaility at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: March 1998--September 2001  

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Over the past 15 years, research has shown that wind turbines in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area (APWRA) kill many birds, including raptors, which are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and/or state and federal Endangered Species Acts. Early research in the APWRA on avian mortality mainly attempted to identify the extent of the problem. In 1998, however, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) initiated research to address the causal relationships between wind turbines and bird mortality. NREL funded a project by BioResource Consultants to perform this research directed at identifying and addressing the causes of mortality of various bird species from wind turbines in the APWRA.With 580 megawatts (MW) of installed wind turbine generating capacity in the APWRA, wind turbines there provide up to 1 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of emissions-free electricity annually. By identifying and implementing new methods and technologies to reduce or resolve bird mortality in the APWRA, power producers may be able to increase wind turbine electricity production at the site and apply similar mortality-reduction methods at other sites around the state and country.

Smallwood, K. S.; Thelander, C. G.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Wind Energy Resource Atlas of Armenia (CD-ROM)  

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Resource Atlas of Armenia (CD-ROM) http:www.nrel.govdocsfy03osti33877CD.zip (ZIP 31.9 MB) NRELCD-500-33877 July 2003 Instructions: The URL above links to a zipped archive...

349

Quantifying emissions reductions from New England offshore wind energy resources  

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Access to straightforward yet robust tools to quantify the impact of renewable energy resources on air emissions from fossil fuel power plants is important to governments aiming to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse ...

Berlinski, Michael Peter

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

WINDExchange: Resources and Tools for Siting Wind Turbines  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Search the WINDExchange Database Choose a Type of Information All News Publications Web Resource Videos Choose of Records per Page Default (10 per page) 5 25 50 To search...

351

A critical review on potential and current status of wind energy in Vietnam  

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Abstract With a coastline of more than 3000km and its location in the monsoonal climate zone, Vietnam is expected to have good potential for wind energy development. During the last years, several preliminary studies on assessment of wind energy potential in Vietnam have been carried out. Policies for supporting wind energy projects are still under development and improvement. The goal of this paper is to give an overview on wind energy potential and the current application as well as development of wind energy in Vietnam. This paper also presents the current policies for wind energy development and identifies the major barriers need to be addressed for the future development of wind energy in Vietnam.

Nguyen Duc Luong

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

W. RIIrIT.R, WIND ENERGY IN AMERICA: A HIsToRy 5-6 (1996)).wind has been used as a source of energy throughout history.

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

development of wind energy production. On the contrary,with other forms of energy production. 45 Wind power'sa clean and welcome energy production method. Still, we must

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Turbines in U.S. Waters Will Soon Spin Wind into Electricity...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

faced in capturing the offshore wind resource potential. Construction of offshore wind turbines on floating platforms. In 2010, DOI introduced Smart from the Start, an initiative...

355

State and National Wind Resource Potential 30 Percent Capacity...  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Note - 50% exclusions are not cumulative. If an area is non-ridgecrest forest on FS land, it is just excluded at the 50% level one time. 1) Exclude areas of slope > 20% Derived...

356

Potential of Establishment of Wind Farms in Western Province of Saudi Arabia  

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Abstract In the present study, the economic feasibility of development of 15 MW wind power plant (wind farm) at Taif, Western Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (K.S.A) has been investigated by analyzing long-term wind speed data. Western province has relatively better wind energy resources. Data analysis indicates that monthly average wind speeds of Taif (21 29 N, 40 32 E) range from 3.1 to 4.8 m/s at 10 m height. The wind farms simulated consist of different combinations of 600kW commercial wind machines (50 m hub-height). NREL's (HOMER Energy's) HOMER software has been employed to perform the techno-economic assessment. The study presents monthly variations of wind speed, cumulative frequency distribution (CFD) profiles of wind speed, monthly and yearly amount of energy generated from the 15 MW wind farm (50 m hub-height), cost of generating energy (COE, $/kWh), capacity factor (%), etc. The CFD indicates that the wind speeds are less than 3 m/s for 46% of the time during the year. This implies that wind electric conversion systems (WECS) will not produce energy for about 46% of the time during the year. The annual energy produced by 15 MW wind farm (50 m hub-height) has been found to be 19939 MWh. The cost of wind-based electricity by using 600kW (50m hub-height) commercial WECS has been found to be 0.0576 US$/kWh. With the development of 15 MW wind farm, about 453 tons/year of carbon emissions can be avoided entering into the local atmospheric. The paper also attempts to address various aspects (such as: effect of hub-height, etc.) of wind farm establishment

S.M. Shaahid; Luai M. Al-Hadhrami; M.K. Rahman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Regional coherence project - Potential wind power plant development zone.  

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??This document presents a methodology to highlight the location on which the wind turbines could be implemented. This study was performed in the framework of (more)

Bellut, Romain

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Using Mesoscale Meteorological Models to Assess Wind Energy Potential.  

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??As the demand for safe and clean electricity increases, the New Zealand wind energy industry seems poised to expand. Many generating companies have projects in (more)

Green, Michael Paul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Wind Resources By Class Per Country At 50m | OpenEI  

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42 42 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142279642 Varnish cache server Wind Resources By Class Per Country At 50m Dataset Summary Description These estimates are derived from a composite of high resolution wind resource datasets modeled for specific countries with low resolution data originating from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (United States) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (United States) as processed for use in the IMAGE model. The high resolution datasets were produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (United States), Risø DTU National Laboratory (Denmark), the National Institute for Space Research (Brazil), and the Canadian Wind Energy Association. The data represents wind power class intervals 3 through 7 at 50 m height above ground. Wind class is derived from the capacity factor obtained from the 20% Wind Energy by 2030 Table B-10. The range was created from years 2005 and 2010.

360

Feasibility Study of Wind Energy Potential for Electricity Generation in the Northwestern Coast of Senegal  

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to determine the wind energy potential for electricity generation in the northwestern coast of Senegal. The wind characteristics and wind energy potential in eight sites (Kayar, Potou, Gandon, Sakhor, Sine Moussa Abdou, Botla, Dara Andal and Nguebeul) are analyzed using the wind speed data collected during a period of one year for each site. The annual mean wind speed and the power density were computed. Results obtained show that the annual mean wind speed varies between 5.28 m/s in Potou (at 30 m) and 3.10 m/s in Dara Andal (at 7 m). The corresponding power density varies between 120.01W/m2 and 30.05W/m2 respectively. A technical assessment of electricity generation from three big wind turbines and from three small wind turbines was carried out. Results show that the highest capacity factor was 39% observed in Sokhar for the wind turbine Yellow- Sand, whereas the lowest capacity factor was 5% in Gandon for the wind turbine Ecotecnia 80. The highest output energy was 4,517,900k Wh/year in Sokhar for the wind turbine Repower, while the lowest output energy was 312 kWh/year observed in Gandon for the wind turbine Inclin 600.

B. Ould Bilal; M. Ndongo; C.M.F. Kebe; V. Sambou; P.A. Ndiaye

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Wind Resource Mapping of the State of Vermont  

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Resource Mapping of the Resource Mapping of the State of Vermont November 1999 * NREL/CP-500-27507 D. Elliott and M. Schwartz National Renewable Energy Laboratory R. Nierenberg Consulting Meteorologist Presented at Windpower '99 Burlington, Vermont June 20 - 23, 1999 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US Government and MRI retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published

362

Alaska coal geology, resources, and coalbed methane potential  

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Estimated Alaska coal resources are largely in Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks distributed in three major provinces, Northern Alaska-Slope, Central Alaska-Nenana, and Southern Alaska-Cook Inlet. Cretaceous resources, predominantly bituminous coal and lignite, are in the Northern Alaska-Slope coal province. Most of the Tertiary resources, mainly lignite to subbituminous coal with minor amounts of bituminous and semianthracite coals, are in the other two provinces. The combined measured, indicated, inferred, and hypothetical coal resources in the three areas are estimated to be 5,526 billion short tons (5,012 billion metric tons), which constitutes about 87 percent of Alaska's coal and surpasses the total coal resources of the conterminous United States by 40 percent. Coal mining has been intermittent in the Central Alaskan-Nenana and Southern Alaska-Cook Inlet coal provinces, with only a small fraction of the identified coal resource having been produced from some dozen underground and strip mines. Alaskan coals have a lower sulfur content (averaging 0.3 percent) than most coals in the conterminous United States and are within or below the minimum sulfur value mandated by the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments. Another untapped potential resource is coalbed methane estimated to total 1,000 trillion cubic feet (28 trillion cubic meters).

Romeo M. Flores; Gary D. Stricker; Scott A. Kinney

2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

363

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

offshore wind farms were in operation around Europe, in the coastal waters of Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany,

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power  

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DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power Wind Powering America Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program designed to educate, engage, and enable critical stakeholders to make informed decisions about how wind energy contributes to the U.S. electricity supply. Wind Power Research Results in DOE Databases IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2, Energy Citations Database NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential, Energy Citations Database Dynamic Models for Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants, DOE Information Bridge 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Profiling General Compression: A River of Wind, ScienceCinema, multimedia Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Data from the

365

Biomass energy: the scale of the potential resource  

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of biomass energy in the global energy system is dependent on the complex interplay of four major factors as novel biomass-to-fuel conversion processes for increas- ing the yield of usable energy from each unitBiomass energy: the scale of the potential resource Christopher B. Field1 , J. Elliott Campbell1

366

Albostan A.: Wind Energy: Analysis of the Technological Potential and policies  

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At the beginning of the 21 st century, due to increase in fossil fuel prices and environmental concerns, many countries started to invest in alternative energy resources. In addition, global environmental problems and climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels showed the importance of renewable energy resources, especially wind energy. The major reason for this interest in wind energy technologies is the bulk availability of this resource without any cost. Due to increasing demand for wind energy, the technology and know-how in this field is increased expeditiously in this field. However, in order to increase the efficiency of wind turbines most of the system components must be enhanced. The research and development in this area mainly focuses on the turbine components such as blades, gear box, tower structure, control system, and generator technologies. Out of these, turbine, blade, and generator are the most important. The technological improvements or the next major breakthrough in wind turbines will be directly related to the increase in the capacity of these systems and their related size. In this paper, advancements in wind energy systems are investigated in detail by focusing on advantages and major problems in these systems, and analysing the current and future wind energy applications and policies in Turkey.

Sitki Gner; Mehmet Meliko?lu; Ayhan Albostan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

WINDExchange: Learn About Wind  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Curricula & Teaching Materials Resources Learn About Wind Learn about how wind energy generates power; where the best wind resources are; how you can own, host, partner...

368

Gone with the Wind - The Potential Tragedy of the Common Wind  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

a source of energy throughout history. Early civilizationsRIIrIT.R, WIND ENERGY IN AMERICA: A HIsToRy 5-6 (1996)). 17.note 16, at 6-7). 19. History, CENTRE FOR ENERGY, http://

Lifshitz-Goldberg, Yaei

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Estimating the potential of ocean wave power resources  

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The realistic assessment of an ocean wave energy resource that can be converted to an electrical power at various offshore sites depends upon many factors, and these include estimating the resource recognizing the random nature of the site-specific wave field, and optimizing the power conversion from particular wave energy conversion devices. In order to better account for the uncertainty in wave power resource estimates, conditional probability distribution functions of wave power in a given sea-state are derived. Theoretical expressions for the deep and shallow water limits are derived and the role of spectral width is studied. The theoretical model estimates were compared with the statistics obtained from the wave-by-wave analysis of JONSWAP based ocean wave time-series. It was shown that the narrow-band approximation is appropriate when the variability due to wave period is negligible. The application of the short-term models in evaluating the long-term wave power resource at a site was illustrated using wave data measured off the California coast. The final example illustrates the procedure for incorporating the local wave data and the sea-state model together with a wave energy device to obtain an estimate of the potential wave energy that could be converted into a usable energy resource.

Amir H. Izadparast; John M. Niedzwecki

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada's Geothermal Resource Potential | Open  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada's Geothermal Resource Potential Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada's Geothermal Resource Potential Abstract The Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (GBCGE) is conducting site-specific and regional geothermal research both in direct collaboration with industry (typically site-specific) and independently (typically regional exploration), communicating findings with public and industrial partners. These studies are research-oriented and are developing new tools

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Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada'S Geothermal Resource Potential | Open  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada'S Geothermal Resource Potential Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Conference Paper: Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada'S Geothermal Resource Potential Details Activities (16) Areas (9) Regions (0) Abstract: The Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (GBCGE) is conducting site-specific and regional geothermal research both in direct collaboration with industry (typically site-specific) and independently (typically regional exploration), communicating findings with public and industrial partners. These studies are research-oriented and are developing

372

The Potential for Wind Induced Ventilation to Meet Occupant Comfort Conditions  

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This paper describes a simple graphic tool that enables a building designer to evaluate the potential for wind induced ventilation cooling in several climate zones. Long term weather data were analyzed to determine the conditions for which available...

Byrne, S. J.; Huang, Y. J.; Ritschard, R. L.; Foley, D. M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Wind resource assessment handbook: Fundamentals for conducting a successful monitoring program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This handbook presents industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program to support a wind energy feasibility initiative. These guidelines, which are detailed and highly technical, emphasize the tasks of selecting, installing, and operating wind measurement equipment, as well as collecting and analyzing the associated data, once one or more measurement sites are located. The handbook's scope encompasses state-of-the-art measurement and analysis techniques at multiple heights on tall towers (e.g., 40 m) for a measurement duration of at least one year. These guidelines do not represent every possible method of conducting a quality wind measurement program, but they address the most important elements based on field-proven experience. The intended audience for this handbook is any organization or individual who desires the planning framework and detailed procedures for conducting a formally structured wind measurement program. Personnel from the management level to field technicians will find this material applicable. The organizational aspects of a measurement program, including the setting of clear program objectives and designing commensurate measurement and quality assurance plans, all of which are essential to ensuring the program's successful outcome, are emphasized. Considerable attention is also given to the details of actually conducting the measurement program in its many aspects, from selecting instrumentation that meets minimum performance standards to analyzing and reporting on the collected data. 5 figs., 15 tabs.

Bailey, B.H.; McDonald, S.L.; Bernadett, D.W.; Markus, M.J.; Elsholz, K.V. [AWS Scientific, Inc., Albany, NY (US)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Assessing climate change impacts on the near-term stability of the wind energy resource over the United States  

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...sensitivity to greenhouse gas forcing (21). However...potentially be harnessed by wind turbines, scales with the cube...the wind speed at wind turbine hub height and compute...of the United States ( Solar Technical Information...global total greenhouse gas emissions. For this and...

S. C. Pryor; R. J. Barthelmie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

An Integrated Assessment of Chinas Wind Energy Potential  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Computable general equilibrium (CGE) models seeking to evaluate the impacts of electricity policy face difficulties incorporating detail on the variable nature of renewable energy resources. To improve the accuracy of ...

Zhang, D.

376

Final Report, Wind Power Resource Assessment on the Warm Springs Reservation Tribal Lands, Report No. DOE/GO/12103  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report concludes a five-year assessment of wind energy potential on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon lands.

Jim Manion, Warm Springs Power & Water Enterprises; David McClain, McClain & Associates; HDR Engineering; Dr. Stel Walker, Oregon State University

2007-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

377

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes Region (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Offshore wind is a clean, renewable source of energy and can be an economic driver in the United States. To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions. Each regional study uses the new offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, developed by DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This fact sheet summarizes the potential economic impacts identified by the study for the Great Lakes region.

Tegen, S.; Keyser, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico Region (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Offshore wind is a clean, renewable source of energy and can be an economic driver in the United States. To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions. Each regional study uses the new offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This fact sheet summarizes the potential economic impacts for the Gulf of Mexico region.

Flores, F.; Keyser, D.; Tegen, S.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Offshore wind is a clean, renewable source of energy and can be an economic driver in the United States. To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions. Each regional study uses the new offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This fact sheet summarizes the potential economic impacts for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Keyser, D.; Tegen, S.; Flores, F.; Zammit, D.; Kraemer, M.; Miles, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Coalbed methane resource potential of the Piceance Basin, northwestern Colorado  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As predicted, from an evolving coalbed methane producibility model, prolific coalbed methane production is precluded in the Piceance Basin by the absence of coal bed reservoir continuity and dynamic ground-water flow. The best potential for production may lie at the transition zone from hydropressure to hydrocarbon overpressure and/or in conventional traps basinward of where outcrop and subsurface coals are in good reservoir and hydraulic communication. Geologic and hydrologic synergy among tectonic and structural setting, depositional systems and coal distribution, coal rank, gas content, permeability and hydrodynamics are the controls that determine the coalbed methane resource potential of the Piceance Basin. Within the coal-bearing Upper Cretaceous Williams Fork Formation, the prime coalbed methane target, reservoir heterogeneity and thrust faults cause coal beds along the Grand Hogback and in the subsurface to be in modest to poor reservoir and hydraulic communication, restricting meteoric ground water recharge and basinward flow. Total subsurface coalbed methane resources are still estimated to be approximately 99 Tcf (3.09 Tm{sup 3}), although coalbed methane resource estimates range between 80 (2.49 Tm{sup 3}) and 136 Tcf (4.24 Tm{sup 3}), depending on the calculation method used. To explore for high gas contents or fully gas-saturated coals and consequent high productivity in the Piceance Basin, improved geologic and completion technologies including exploration and development for migrated conventionally and hydrodynamically trapped gases, in-situ generated secondary biogenic gases, and solution gases will be required.

Tyler, R.; Scott, A.R.; Kaiser, W.R. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Evaluation of wind energy potential and electricity generation at five locations in Jordan  

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Abstract Evaluation of the wind power from the knowledge of the mean monthly wind speeds of a typical year, and for five different locations in Jordan is analyzed and assessed. In addition, an investigation into the feasibility of using five different wind turbines of different rated power ranging from 100kW to 3000kW at each location to be employed in wind farms is examined. The data of the wind speeds over five years are fitted to the Weibull distribution, which is most frequently used and most appropriate, describing frequency distribution for wind moving over Jordan. The annual mean values of the wind speed and the frequency distributions were found for the five locations studied; Ras-Moneef, Azraq south; Safawi, Queen Alia Airport and Aqaba Airport. The locations included the eastern desert regions where wide plain lands are economically feasible to be used for wind farms. It is apparent from the results of the analysis that the highly promising sites of having good wind energy potential are Aqaba and Ras-Moneef, whereas, the desert sites of Safawi and Azraq South have only moderate potential and Queen Alia Airport have a lower potential. The annual mean values of the wind speed and power density of the observed and theoretical distributions are 5.5ms?1 and 160Wm?2 for Ras Moneef, 4.0ms?1 and 175Wm?2 for Azraq South, 4.5ms?1 and 94Wm?2 for Safawi, 3.13ms?1 and 31Wm?2 for Queen Alia Airport and 6.0ms?1 and 215Wm?2 for Aqaba Airport, respectively.

Handri D. Ammari; Saad S. Al-Rwashdeh; Mohammad I. Al-Najideen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Potential Flow Calculations of Axisymmetric Ducted Wind Turbines  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

An incompressible potential-flow vortex method has been constructed to analyze the flow field of a ducted

Widnall, Sheila

2009-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

383

Potential climatic impacts and reliability of large-scale offshore wind farms  

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The vast availability of wind power has fueled substantial interest in this renewable energy source as a potential near-zero greenhouse gas emission technology for meeting future world energy needs while addressing the climate change issue. However, in order to provide even a fraction of the estimated future energy needs, a large-scale deployment of wind turbines (several million) is required. The consequent environmental impacts, and the inherent reliability of such a large-scale usage of intermittent wind power would have to be carefully assessed, in addition to the need to lower the high current unit wind power costs. Our previous study (Wang and Prinn 2010 Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10 2053) using a three-dimensional climate model suggested that a large deployment of wind turbines over land to meet about 10% of predicted world energy needs in 2100 could lead to a significant temperature increase in the lower atmosphere over the installed regions. A global-scale perturbation to the general circulation patterns as well as to the cloud and precipitation distribution was also predicted. In the later study reported here, we conducted a set of six additional model simulations using an improved climate model to further address the potential environmental and intermittency issues of large-scale deployment of offshore wind turbines for differing installation areas and spatial densities. In contrast to the previous land installation results, the offshore wind turbine installations are found to cause a surface cooling over the installed offshore regions. This cooling is due principally to the enhanced latent heat flux from the sea surface to lower atmosphere, driven by an increase in turbulent mixing caused by the wind turbines which was not entirely offset by the concurrent reduction of mean wind kinetic energy. We found that the perturbation of the large-scale deployment of offshore wind turbines to the global climate is relatively small compared to the case of land-based installations. However, the intermittency caused by the significant seasonal wind variations over several major offshore sites is substantial, and demands further options to ensure the reliability of large-scale offshore wind power. The method that we used to simulate the offshore wind turbine effect on the lower atmosphere involved simply increasing the ocean surface drag coefficient. While this method is consistent with several detailed fine-scale simulations of wind turbines, it still needs further study to ensure its validity. New field observations of actual wind turbine arrays are definitely required to provide ultimate validation of the model predictions presented here.

Chien Wang; Ronald G Prinn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Importance of thermal effects and sea surface roughness for wind resource and wind shear at offshore sites  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

at offshore sites Bernhard Lange*, Søren Larsen# , Jørgen Højstrup# , Rebecca Barthelmie# *ForWind - Centre of offshore wind power utilisation depends on the favourable wind conditions offshore as compared to sites for this flow. It's applicability for wind power prediction at offshore sites is investigated using data from

Heinemann, Detlev

385

Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High Penetration PV Potential  

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Overview of the solar resource assessment conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in cooperation with Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) in Hawaii to determine the technical feasibility of increasing the contribution of solar renewable energy generation on the island of Kauaii through the use of photovoltaic (PV) arrays. The analysis, which was performed using a custom version of NREL's In My Back Yard (IMBY) software tool, showed that there is potential to generate enough energy to cover the peak load as reported for Kauai in 2007.

Helm, C.; Burman, K.

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Supplementary Information Potential for Electricity Generation from Renewable Resources and Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Supplementary Information Potential for Electricity Generation from Renewable Resources and Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) Electrical energy can be generated from renewable resources the potential to meet the worldwide demand of electricity and they contribute to the total generation

Suo, Zhigang

387

Wind resource assessment using numerical weather prediction models and multi-criteria decision making technique: case study (Masirah Island, Oman)  

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The Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman has recently announced the implementation of a 500 kW wind farm pilot project in Masirah Island. Detailed wind resource assessment is then required to identify the most suitable location for this project. This paper presents wind resource assessment using nested ensemble numerical weather prediction (NWP) model's approach at 2.8 km resolution and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique. A case study based on the proposed approach is conducted over Masirah Island, Oman. The resource assessment over the island was based on the mean wind speed and wind power distribution over the entire island at different heights. In addition, important criteria such as turbulence intensity and peak hour matching are also considered. The NWP model results were verified against the available 10 m wind data observations from the meteorological station in the northern part of the island. The resource assessment criteria were evaluated using MCDM technique to score the locations over the island based on their suitability for wind energy applications. Two MCDM approaches namely equally weighted and differently weighted criteria were implemented in this paper.

Sultan Al-Yahyai; Yassine Charabi; Abdullah Al-Badi; Adel Gastli

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL Confirms Large Potential for Grid Integration of Wind, Solar...  

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the discussion about the potential of such variable sources, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched two key regional studies, examining the east and west...

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) - Bangladesh | OpenEI  

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(SWERA) - Bangladesh (SWERA) - Bangladesh Dataset Summary Description Reduction of global greenhouse gas emission to arrest global warming requires minimizing the use of fossil fuels. To achieve this a large scale use of renewable energies must be made over the globe for production of electrical and thermal energy. Success of wind and solar energy projects require detailed and precise information on the resources. For most developing countries adequate information on the resources are not available.UNEP supported by GEF has started a program to assess solar and wind resources for a number of countries including Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Nepal and Sri Lanka in the initial program.World resources of oil, gas and coal are limited and there is a global concern about this but for Bangladesh the situation appears to be extremely unhappy as per capita reserve of fossil fuels is only 1/50th to 1/100th of world per capita. A close look at Bangladesh energy scenario is presented before going to an overview of the results of resource assessments for wind and solar energy under the SWERA Program carried out for Bangladesh withRERC as the local partner. Data and maps for Bangladesh are available in the SWERA website. Details of assessment techniques and results will be presented in the following sections together with the possible applications of the resources.A spin-off from the SWERA Project is development of manpower trained at home and abroad in WAsP techniques, RETScreen and HOMER analyses and the capability development for using GIS Toolkit.NREL, RISOE and DLR produced modeled maps and data sets for Bangladesh and NREL developed the GIS Toolkit. RERC measured and collected ground data and standardized the maps and data sets.Mr. Tom Hamlin of UNEP who has been the project manager for SWERA activities always extended his helping hands to RERC which enabled the completion of the project.TERI has played a vital role as the Regional Coordinator.

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Use and Population Demographics at the Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area, Carbon County, Wyoming  

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This study was conducted to obtain baseline data on use of the proposed Simpson Ridge Wind Resource Area (SRWRA) in Carbon County, Wyoming by greater sage-grouse. The first two study years were designed to determine pre-construction seasonally selected habitats and population-level vital rates (productivity and survival). The presence of an existing wind energy facility in the project area, the PacifiCorp Seven Mile Hill (SMH) project, allowed us to obtain some information on initial sage-grouse response to wind turbines the first two years following construction. To our knowledge these are the first quantitative data on sage-grouse response to an existing wind energy development. This report presents results of the first two study years (April 1, 2009 through March 30, 2011). This study was selected for continued funding by the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative Sage-Grouse Collaborative (NWCC-SGC) and has been ongoing since March 30, 2011. Future reports summarizing results of this research will be distributed through the NWCC-SGC. To investigate population trends through time, we determined the distribution and numbers of males using leks throughout the study area, which included a 4-mile radius buffer around the SRWRA. Over the 2-year study, 116 female greater sage-grouse were captured by spotlighting and use of hoop nets on roosts surrounding leks during the breeding period. Radio marked birds were located anywhere from twice a week to once a month, depending on season. All radio-locations were classified to season. We developed predictor variables used to predict success of fitness parameters and relative probability of habitat selection within the SRWRA and SMH study areas. Anthropogenic features included paved highways, overhead transmission lines, wind turbines and turbine access roads. Environmental variables included vegetation and topography features. Home ranges were estimated using a kernel density estimator. We developed resource selection functions (RSF) to estimate probability of selection within the SRWRA and SMH. Fourteen active greater sage-grouse leks were documented during lek surveys Mean lek size decreased from 37 in 2008 to 22 in 2010. Four leks located 0.61, 1.3, 1.4 and 2.5 km from the nearest wind turbine remained active throughout the study, but the total number of males counted on these four leks decreased from 162 the first year prior to construction (2008), to 97 in 2010. Similar lek declines were noted in regional leks not associated with wind energy development throughout Carbon County. We obtained 2,659 sage-grouse locations from radio-equipped females, which were used to map use of each project area by season. The sage-grouse populations within both study areas are relatively non-migratory, as radio-marked sage-grouse used similar areas during all annual life cycles. Potential impacts to sage-grouse from wind energy infrastructure are not well understood. The data rom this study provide insight into the early interactions of wind energy infrastructure and sage-grouse. Nest success and brood-rearing success were not statistically different between areas with and without wind energy development in the short-term. Nest success also was not influenced by anthropogenic features such as turbines in the short-term. Additionally, female survival was similar among both study areas, suggesting wind energy infrastructure was not impacting female survival in the short-term; however, further analysis is needed to identify habitats with different levels of risk to better understand the impact of wind enregy development on survival. Nest and brood-rearing habitat selection were not influenced by turbines in the short-term; however, summer habitat selection occurred within habitats closer to wind turbines. Major roads were avoided in both study areas and during most of the seasons. The impact of transmission lines varied among study areas, suggesting other landscape features may be influencing selection. The data provided in this report are preliminary and are not meant to provide a basis for fo

Gregory D. Johnson; Chad W. LeBeau; Ryan Nielsen; Troy Rintz; Jamey Eddy; Matt Holloran

2012-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Category:Small Wind Guidebook | Open Energy Information  

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Guidebook Guidebook Jump to: navigation, search Print PDF Book of this Category Pages in category "Small Wind Guidebook" The following 119 pages are in this category, out of 119 total. A Alabama/Wind Resources Alabama/Wind Resources/Full Version Alaska/Wind Resources Alaska/Wind Resources/Full Version Arizona/Wind Resources Arizona/Wind Resources/Full Version Arkansas/Wind Resources Arkansas/Wind Resources/Full Version C California/Wind Resources California/Wind Resources/Full Version Colorado/Wind Resources Colorado/Wind Resources/Full Version Connecticut/Wind Resources Connecticut/Wind Resources/Full Version D Delaware/Wind Resources Delaware/Wind Resources/Full Version F Florida/Wind Resources Florida/Wind Resources/Full Version G Georgia/Wind Resources Georgia/Wind Resources/Full Version

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A coupled mesoscalemicroscale framework for wind resource estimation and farm aerodynamics  

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Abstract This study discusses the development of a coupled mesoscalemicroscale framework for wind resource estimation and farm aerodynamics. WINDWYO is a computational framework for performing coupled mesoscalemicroscale simulations. The framework is modular, automated and supports coupling of different mesoscale and microscale solvers using overset or matched grids. The modular nature of the framework and the support for overset grids allows the independent development of mesoscale and microscale solvers and the efficient coupling between the codes. The performance of the framework is evaluated by coupling Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with three microscale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes of varying complexity. The solvers used are: (i) UWake: a blade element model with free-vortex wake, (ii) Flowyo: large eddy simulation code with actuator line/disk parametrization of the wind turbine and (iii) HELIOS: detached eddy simulation code with full rotor modeling and adaptive mesh refinement. Power predictions and wake visualization of single turbine and off-shore Lillgrund wind farm in uniform and turbulent inflow are used to demonstrate the capabilities of the framework.

Harish Gopalan; Christopher Gundling; Kevin Brown; Beatrice Roget; Jayanarayanan Sitaraman; Jefferey D. Mirocha; Wayne O. Miller

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons from stakeholder dialogues on marine aquaculture in offshore wind farms: Perceived potentials, constraints and research gaps  

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Abstract Drawing on a case study in Germany, this contribution explores the practical application of offshore aquaculture within offshore wind farms in view of the different stakeholders involved. Using a transdisciplinary research approach, an understanding of the rationalities and interests among the different involved stakeholder groups was explored. Offshore wind energy is high on the political agenda in Germany. The vast spatial requirements however inherit potential user conflicts with competing, and under current legislation excluded users such as fishermen. Solutions for combining sustainable uses of the same ocean space have thus seen increasing interest within the research community in Germany and in Europe over the past years. This paper was inspired by and presents the outcomes of a stakeholder analysis and in particular a stakeholder workshop. Central focus was placed on academics and private as well as public stakeholders engaged in current research efforts of combining offshore wind farms and aquaculture in the German North Sea. The paper identifies the overall acceptance of such a multi-use scenario in society, opportunities and constraints as perceived by the stakeholders, and key research gaps. The results confirm the assumption that there is a clear need, and also willingness on behalf of the policy makers and the research community, to find sustainable, resource- and space-efficient solutions for combined ocean use.

Lara Wever; Gesche Krause; Bela H. Buck

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Wind Power on State Lands  

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Wind Power on State Lands Wind Power on State Lands Wind development can be an attractive revenue option for states that have viable wind resources on their trust lands. Wind can provide much higher revenue per acre than many other sources of typical revenue. An added benefit is that harvesting the wind does not deplete any finite resources. Several state land offices are already pursuing wind development on state trust lands. The first such wind project, in west Texas, is a joint project by the Texas General Land Office and the Lower Colorado River Authority, a public utility in central Texas. Wind Powering America Assistance to State Land Offices Analysis of State Land Potential NREL can assist state land offices in analyzing their trust lands for wind development potential. By overlaying wind resource maps with land use,

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Investigating possible wind energy potential to meet the power shortage in Karachi  

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Electricity is always considered as an important ingredient for development of a country. Energy deficit affects the growth rate of the country and causes discomfort to the consumer. The power shortage in Karachi, the largest city and economical hub of Pakistan, is highly hampering the progress of the city. Presently the energy deficit in the city is around 328MW. This paper presents an analytical analysis of incorporation of small residential windmills to reduce the power shortage in Karachi. To estimate the wind energy potential in the city, four years wind data is collected from Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) at various heights (10m, 30m, 50m, 75m and 100m). The statistical calculations on wind data using SPSS software show that the city has an enormous wind potential available. A case study is also carried to show the effect of incorporation of small residential wind mills in power system. The results shows 1678MWh of energy could be saved if 50% of residential consumers are equipped with small windmills. The paper also discusses the possible resistance in the introduction of small residential windmills in domestic sector. The potential benefits to the utility and consumers are also presented in this paper.

M.M. Aman; G.B. Jasmon; A. Ghufran; A.H.A. Bakar; H. Mokhlis

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Energy | Department of Energy  

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Wind Energy Wind Energy Below are resources for Tribes on wind energy technologies. 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications Includes a breakdown of...

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NREL: Transmission Grid Integration - Data and Resources  

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Data and Resources Data and Resources NREL offers the following transmission integration-related data and resources. Eastern Wind Dataset A key task of the Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study was to develop a dataset of three years of modeled time series wind speed and power. This dataset was designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies, compare potential wind sites spatially and temporally, and estimate power production from hypothetical wind plants. Western Wind Dataset A primary task of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study was to produce a comprehensive dataset that could be used to model the build-out of potential wind plants in the Western United States. This dataset was designed to help energy professionals perform wind integration studies,

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Wind versus coal: Comparing the local economic impacts of energy resource development in Appalachia  

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Two energy development scenarios were compared for the Coal River Mountain in Raleigh County, West Virginia: (1) mountaintop mining (MTM) of coal, and (2) wind energy plus underground mining of coal. Economic impact computations over the life of each energy development scenario were made on a county basis for output of goods and services, the number of jobs created, and local earnings. Externality costs were assigned monetary values for coal mining and subtracted from earnings. Premature mortality within the general population due to additional coal mining accounted for 96% of these external cost computations. The results showed that economic output over the life of each scenario was twice as high for MTM mining as wind energy plus underground coal mining. Over the short term, employment and earnings were higher for MTM mining, but towards the end of the scenario, cumulative employment and earnings became higher under scenario (2). When local externality costs were subtracted from local earnings, MTM coal production had an overall negative net social impact on the citizens of Raleigh County. The external costs of MTM coal production provide an explanation of the existence of a resource curse and the conflicting results of output versus income provide insights into why coal-producing counties are underdeveloped.

Alan R. Collins; Evan Hansen; Michael Hendryx

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Technologies & Evolving Opportunities (Presentation)  

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This presentation covers opportunities for wind technology; wind energy market trends; an overview of the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado; wind energy price and cost trends; wind turbine technology improvements; and wind resource characterization improvements.

Robichaud, R.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of remote-sensor potential for wind-energy studies  

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This report evaluates a number of remote-sensing systems such as radars, lidars, and acoustic echo sounders which are potential alternatives to the cup- and propeller anemometers routinely used in wind energy siting. The high costs and demanding operational requirements of these sensors currently preclude their use in the early stages of a multi-phase wind energy siting strategy such as that recently articulated by Hiester and Pennell (1981). Instead, these systems can be used most effectively in the lattermost stages of the siting process - what Hiester and Pennell (1981) refer to as the site development phase, necessary only for the siting of large wind-energy conversion systems (WECS) or WECS clusters. Even for this particular application only four techniques appear to be operational now; that is, if used properly, these techniques should provide the data sets currently considered adequate for wind-energy siting purposes. They are, in rough order of increasing expense and operating demands: optical transverse wind sensors; acoustic Doppler sounders; time-of-flight and continuous wave (CW) Doppler lidar; and frequency-modulated, continuous wave (FM-CW) Doppler radar.

Hooke, W.H.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of wind power in the Norwegian market; the reason why some of the best wind resources in Europe were not utilised by 2010  

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Abstract Norway has some of the best wind resources in Europe. In 1999, the Norwegian Parliament committed to attain an annual onshore wind power production goal of 3.0TWh by 2010; however, in 2010, onshore wind power production measured only 1.0TWh. This article discusses the reasons that this goal was not achieved. The analysis addresses the key figures on the strategic, tactical and operational levels. This model is combined with a time line that seeks to define when different actors should have secured concessions11 Official approvals. and funding to achieve the goal. After introducing the time line, a list of questions is introduced for these key actors. The three-level model, the time line and the questions constitute the analytical framework. Explanations for the failure to achieve the goal may be identified on all three levels. However, the primary explanatory factors were political uncertainty in the support scheme and wind power's role in the energy market in general; both of these factors are identified on the strategic level. Uncertainty on the strategic level influenced the lower levels, which led to bottlenecks in the concession process and jittery investors who thought that the risk of investment in wind power was too high.

Bernt Blindheim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The potential for arbitrage of wind and solar surplus power in Denmark  

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Abstract We have recently developed a simple yet powerful method to identify key properties of electricity systems with a high share of renewables. Here, our weather-driven methodology is described and applied to model the Danish power system with combined wind and solar energy gross shares of up to 100% of the total demand. We show that in a wind only scenario, surplus energy grows rapidly beyond gross shares of about 50%, while the potential for arbitrage of surplus renewable energy, i.e. demand-side management or high-efficiency storage, is very limited in this case. A scenario with a wind-solar energy mix of 80/20, on the other hand, both decreasesthe total amount of surplus and has a significantly higher potential for arbitrage of the remaining surplus. However, beyond gross shares of about 75%, only large-scale seasonal storage of, e.g. hydrogen, enables the use of Danish surplus wind and solar energy to cover the residual Danish electricity demand in both scenarios.

Gorm B. Andresen; Rolando A. Rodriguez; Sarah Becker; Martin Greiner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Resource Assessment Using SODAR at Cluttered Sites William LW Henson MSc*  

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. The UMass ART VT-1 SODAR measures wind speed and direction at multiple heights using the Doppler shift tilted (approximately 15 degrees) from vertical. Three sound beams are required to resolve the wind periods of approximately ten minutes to produce estimates of the mean wind- speed and wind

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Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind  

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Analysis of the Technical and Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind December 2007 - October 31, 2008 R. Kwartin, A. Wolfrum, K. Granfield, A. Kagel, and A. Appleton ICF International Fairfax, Virginia Subcontract Report NREL/SR-500-44280 December 2008 An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind December 2007 - October 31, 2008 R. Kwartin, A. Wolfrum, K. Granfield, A. Kagel, and A. Appleton ICF International Fairfax, Virginia NREL Technical Monitor: T. Forsyth Prepared under Subcontract No. AAM-8-89001-01 Subcontract Report NREL/SR-500-44280 December 2008 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy

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Offshore wind energy resource simulation forced by different reanalyses: Comparison with observed data in the Iberian Peninsula  

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Abstract Due to the increasing interest in the prospection of potential sites for the installation of offshore wind farms, it becomes important to extend the tests presented on Carvalho et al. (2014) to offshore areas. For that, the WRF model was used to conduct ocean surface wind simulations forced by different initial and boundary conditions (NCEP-R2, ERA-Interim, NCEP-CFSR, NASA-MERRA, NCEP-FNL and NCEP-GFS) aiming to assess which one of these datasets provides the most accurate ocean surface wind simulation and offshore wind energy estimates. Six near surface wind simulations were performed, each one of them forced by a different initial and boundary dataset. Results were evaluated using data collected at five buoys that measure the wind in the Iberian Peninsula region (Galician coast and Gulf of Cdiz). The results show that the simulation driven with ERA-Interim reanalysis provided the lowest errors in terms of offshore wind temporal variability. NCEP-R2 driven simulation showed the lowest offshore wind speed bias, mean wind speed and offshore wind energy production estimates. However, it was the one with the highest errors related to the wind temporal variability. The simulations driven with the NCEP-FNL and NCEP-GFS analyses products also showed interesting results, better than the NCEP-CFSR and NASA-MERRA reanalyses. Based on the results presented in this work and in Carvalho et al. (2014), ERA-Interim reanalysis likely provide the most accurate initial and boundary data to force near-surface wind simulations for the offshore and onshore areas. However, for offshore sites the NCEP-R2 reanalysis seem to provide the most accurate estimation of the potential wind energy production, fact that is of great importance for the wind energy industry. Furthermore, the NCEP-GFS and NCEP-FNL analyses can be considered as valid alternatives to ERA-Interim and NCEP-R2, in particular for cases where reliable forcing data is needed for real-time applications due to their fast availability.

D. Carvalho; A. Rocha; M. Gmez-Gesteira; C. Silva Santos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SiC's Potential Impact on the Design of Wind Generation System , Leon M. Tolbert1,2  

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is that SiC devices would reduce substantially the cost of energy of large wind turbines that use power with the fixed voltage and frequency of the grid. SiC- based power devices have several advantages, includingSiC's Potential Impact on the Design of Wind Generation System Hui Zhang1 , Leon M. Tolbert1

Tolbert, Leon M.

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Impact of Transmission on Resource Adequacy in Systems with Wind and Solar Power: Preprint  

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Variable generation is on track to become a significant contributor to electric power systems worldwide. Thus, it is important to analyze the effect that renewables will have on the reliability of systems. In this paper we present a new tool being implemented at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which allows the inclusion of variable generation in the power system resource adequacy. The tool is used to quantify the potential contribution of transmission to reliability in highly interconnected systems and an example is provided using the Western Interconnection footprint.

Ibanez, E.; Milligan, M.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department today announced $2 million to help efficiently harness wind energy using taller towers. These projects will help strengthen U.S. wind turbine component manufacturing, reduce...

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BIRD MORTALITY IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 3.1 INTRODUCTION  

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The approximately 5,400 wind turbines operating in the APWRA generate about 580 MW of electricity, but they also relative to the number of megawatts generated by the wind turbines and the time span over which and the recruitment rate of each species, thus estimating the degree to which the wind turbines adversely affect

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BIRD BEHAVIORS IN THE ALTAMONT PASS WIND RESOURCE AREA 8.1 INTRODUCTION  

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with operating wind turbines (Estep 1989; Howell and DiDonato 1991; Howell and Noone 1992; Orloff and Flannery proposed as a contributing factor to the susceptibility of birds to collide with wind turbines (Cade 1995 was confounded by evidence that the existence and operation of wind turbines may have already changed bird

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Assessment of the Potential for the Direct Application of Renewable Resources. Staff Issue Paper  

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This issue paper is intended to take a general look at the direct application of renewable resources. The focus of the paper is to provide background information on what is currently known about these resources. The Council is interested in comments to supplement the information discussed in this paper. Perhaps more importantly, the Council is looking for recommendations on how to treat these resources in the next power plan. The Council is faced with at least two important questions related to this issue. First, should the Council attempt to develop detailed supply curves for these resources? Second, should programs be developed to encourage the acquisition of these resources? The direct application of renewable resources is generally defined as the use of a renewable resource such as solar, hydro, wind, geothermal and biomass for the direct reduction of electrical energy use by a consumer. While there have been previous staff analysis of these resources they have not been explicitly treated in previous power plans. Given the renewed emphasis on evaluating the environmental consequences of resource development, these relatively benign resources merit further analysis. This paper will provide the basis for treatment of direct application of renewable resources in the 1990 Power Plan. Most of these resources tend to be site specific and typically require large collection areas to capture a significant amount of energy. Because of high fixed installation costs, they also tend to be most cost effective with higher usage. These characteristics generally prevent widespread regional application and limit the size of any particular resource. Early programs designed to encourage these resources focused on individual end use applications. However, given the unique characteristics of these resources, it is likely that future programs will treat these resources as one option among several conservation measures applied to a given end use or sector. Several of the direct application of renewable resources appear cost effective today or are close enough to justify further analysis. Examples include solar domestic water heating, passive solar heating east of the cascades, geothermal heating systems and daylighting in commercial buildings. This paper will examine these uses of direct application of renewable resources as well as others in detail and will provide recommendations for treatment in the 1990 Power Plan.

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1989-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Deployment in the United States: States, Resources, Policy, and Discourse  

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While many Massachusetts residents of Cape Cod appear to feel they have little or nothing to gain and quite a bit to lose by allowing an offshore wind farm to be built in Nantucket Sound, for struggling Minnesota farmers who receive payments for renting parts of their land or who own a turbine as part of a community-wind venture, wind turbines are an apparent win?win situation, so wind power is likely to be viewed as a net positive development. ... Climate Wire, Favorable Political Winds Blow EU Turbine Producers to the US. ...

Elizabeth J. Wilson; Jennie C. Stephens

2009-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: About Wind Powering America  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

About About Printable Version Bookmark and Share Awards Contacts About the Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Initiative This initiative is focused at advancing the appropriate deployment of wind energy systems while educating communities about the potential impacts of wind development, through supporting projects and activities: Delivering unbiased, relevant, and actionable information to policy and permitting processes, Expanding or preserving access to quality wind resources, Making decisions on wind deployment more certain and predictable for all stakeholders by reducing uncertainty around wind deployment related issues, Developing and providing tools to help communities understand the impact and benefits of potential wind development, and Supporting the development of a national wind workforce though the

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Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Executive Summary  

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This document provides a summary of a 236-page NREL report that provides a broad understanding of today's offshore wind industry, the offshore wind resource, and the associated technology challenges, economics, permitting procedures, and potential risks and benefits.

Musial, W.; Ram, B.

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach: Residential-Scale 30-Meter Wind Maps  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Residential-Scale 30-Meter Wind Maps Residential-Scale 30-Meter Wind Maps The Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach initiative provides 30-meter (m) height, high-resolution wind resource maps for the United States. Businesses, farms, and homeowners use residential-scale wind resource maps to identify wind sites that may be appropriate for small-scale wind projects. A wind resource map of the United States. Go to the California wind resource map. Go to the Washington wind resource map. Go to the Oregon wind resource map. Go to the Idaho wind resource map. Go to the Nevada wind resource map. Go to the Montana wind resource map. Go to the Wyoming wind resource map. Go to the Utah wind resource map. Go to the Colorado wind resource map. Go to the Arizona wind resource map. Go to the New Mexico wind resource map. Go to the North Dakota wind resource map. Go to the South Dakota wind resource map. Go to the Nebraska wind resource map. Go to the Kansas wind resource map. Go to the Oklahoma wind resource map. Go to the Texas wind resource map. Go to the Minnesota wind resource map. Go to the Iowa wind resource map. Go to the Missouri wind resource map. Go to the Arkansas wind resource map. Go to the Louisiana wind resource map. Go to the Wisconsin wind resource map. Go to the Illinois wind resource map. Go to the Indiana wind resource map. Go to the Michigan wind resource map. Go to the Ohio wind resource map. Go to the Kentucky wind resource map. Go to the Tennessee wind resource map. Go to the Mississippi wind resource map. Go to the Alabama wind resource map. Go to the Florida wind resource map. Go to the Georgia wind resource map. Go to the South Carolina wind resource map. Go to the North Carolina wind resource map. Go to the Virginia wind resource map. Go to the West Virginia wind resource map. Go to the Pennsylvania wind resource map. Go to the Maryland wind resource map. Go to the Delaware wind resource map. Go to the New Jersey wind resource map. Go to the New York wind resource map. Go to the Connecticut wind resource map. Go to the Rhode Island wind resource map. Go to the Massachusetts wind resource map. Go to the Vermont wind resource map. Go to the New Hampshire wind resource map. Go to the Maine wind resource map. Go to the Alaska wind resource map. Go to the Hawaii wind resource map.

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DOE-DOI Strategy Seeks to Harness U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Potential...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Wind Strategy report cover featuring a photo of a receding line of offshore wind turbines in the ocean. The winds of change are blowing for renewable energy policy, and...

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Geothermal energyA sustainable resource of enormous potential  

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Geothermal energy is available at many locations on the earths surface. This clean and reliable energy has enormous potential and can be used ... of the fossil and uranium reserves worldwide. Geothermal energy w...

P. M. Wright

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore wind resource assessment in European Seas, state-of-the art. A survey within the FP6 "POW'WOW" Coordination Action Project.  

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Offshore wind resource assessment in European Seas, state-of- the ­art. A survey within the FP6, Germany (5) FORWIND, University of Oldenburg, Germany ABSTRACT To plan an offshore wind farm, a careful the sea within about 50 km from the coast. However, installation of offshore high masts is very expensive

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New York/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

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North Carolina/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

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New Hampshire/Wind Resources/Full Version | Open Energy Information  

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systems can make a significant contribution to our nation's energy needs. Although wind turbines large enough to provide a significant portion of the electricity needed by the...

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Fueling and Feeding America Through Renewable Resources The Wind Energy Ordinance Process for Local Government  

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Use of wind energy has become a viable and substantial strategy for expanding renewable electricity production in the Midwest, and more so recently throughout Indiana. The

Chad Martin; Klein Ileleji; Jimmy Bricker

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Fueling and Feeding America Through Renewable Resources Energy from the Wind:  

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If you are a rural resident or landowner considering adding small wind turbines to either supplement your energy usage or with the goal of supplying 100 percent of

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424

Fueling America Through Renewable Resources The Wind Energy Ordinance Process for Local Government  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Use of wind energy has become a viable and substantial strategy for expanding renewable electricity production in the Midwest, and more so recently throughout Indiana. The

Chad Martin; Klein Ileleji; Jimmy Bricker

425

Wind: wind speed and wind power density maps at 10m and 50m above surface  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

maps at 10m and 50m above surface maps at 10m and 50m above surface and 0.25 degree resolution for global oceans from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Raster GIS ASCII data files of wind speed and wind power density at 10 and 50 m heights. Global data of offshore wind resource as generated by NASA's QuikSCAT SeaWinds scatterometer. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential of offshore areas. Source NREL Date Released December 31st, 2005 (9 years ago) Date Updated November 01st, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords GEF GIS NASA NREL SWERA UNEP wind Data application/zip icon Download Maps (zip, 36.3 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2000 - 2004 License License Other or unspecified, see optional comment below

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Wind: wind speed and wind power density GIS data at 10m and 50m above  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

10m and 50m above 10m and 50m above surface and 0.25 degree resolution for global oceans from NREL Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Raster GIS ASCII data files of wind speed and wind power density at 10 and 50 m heights. Global data of offshore wind resource as generated by NASA's QuikScat SeaWinds scatterometer. (Purpose): To provide information on the wind resource potential of offshore areas. Source NREL Date Released December 31st, 2005 (9 years ago) Date Updated November 01st, 2007 (7 years ago) Keywords GEF GIS NASA NREL ocean offshore QuikScat SWERA UNEP wind Data application/msword icon Download Documentation (doc, 53.8 KiB) application/zip icon Download Data (zip, 41 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 01/01/2000 - 12/31/2004

427

OpenEI - offshore wind  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

/0 en Offshore Wind Resource /0 en Offshore Wind Resource http://en.openei.org/datasets/node/921 Global Wind Potential Supply Curves by Country, Class, and Depth (quantities in GW)

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Siting guidelines for utility application of wind turbines. Final report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Utility-oriented guidelines are described for identifying viable sites for wind turbines. Topics and procedures are also discussed that are important in carrying out a wind turbine siting program. These topics include: a description of the Department of Energy wind resource atlases; procedures for predicting wind turbine performance at potential sites; methods for analyzing wind turbine economics; procedures for estimating installation and maintenance costs; methods for anlayzing the distribution of wind resources over an area; and instrumentation for documenting wind behavior at potential sites. The procedure described is applicable to small and large utilities. Although the procedure was developed as a site-selection tool, it can also be used by a utility who wishes to estimate the potential for wind turbine penetration into its future generation mix.

Pennell, W.T.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

WINDExchange: Collegiate Wind Competition  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

& Teaching Materials Resources Collegiate Wind Competition The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate...

430

Avian Monitoring and Risk Assessment at the Tehachapi Pass Wind Resource Area; Period of Performance: October 2, 1996--May 27, 1998  

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Observations of dead raptors at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area triggered concerns on the parts of regulatory agencies, environmental/conservation groups, wildlife resource agencies, and wind and electric utility industries about possible impacts to birds from wind energy development. Bird fatality rates observed at most wind projects are not currently considered significant to individual bird species populations. Although many bird species have observed fatalities, raptors have received the most attention. The primary objective of this study was to estimate and compare bird utilization, fatality rates, and collision risk indices among factors such as bird taxonomic groups, turbine types, and turbine locations within the operating wind plant in the Tehachapi Pass WRA, in south-central California between October 1996 and May 1998.

Anderson, R.; Neumann, N.; Tom, J.; Erickson, W. P.; Strickland, M. D.; Bourassa, M.; Bay, K. J.; Sernka, K. J.

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Renewable Energy Potential for Brownfield Redevelopment Strategies (Poster)  

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Potential for Potential for Brownfield Redevelopment Strategies Renewable energy resources are available throughout the United States. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performs analysis to identify high-potential sites for renewable energy technologies and can help determine those technologies most suitable for a brownfield site. Wind Wind power can be well-suited to brownfield redevelopment due to the widespread availability of the resource, cost-competitiveness of wind power, and the flexibility in the size and number of turbines that can be installed. The quality of the wind resource varies across the United States. Wind farms typically require class 4 or better wind resource. Generally speaking, the higher-quality wind resource is in the

432

Wind: wind speed and wind power density GIS data at 50m above ground and  

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Kenya from RisoeDTU Kenya from RisoeDTU Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): These data are results from the KAMM/WASP studies for Kenya. The KAMM/WAsP methodology uses a set of wind classes to represent wind conditions for the mapped region. A mesoscale simulation for each wind class, using KAMM (Karlsruhe Mesoscale Model), is performed and statistics performed on the model output. The results are a summary of the simulated wind climate, and ii. a wind atlas, a summary of the wind climate standardized to flat, uniform roughness terrain. (Purpose): The product is intended to be used to estimate the wind resource potential in the country including the the spatial variability. This map covers regions where long term measurements are not available. In a sense this is the point of the

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Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Wind Resource Map at 50 meters  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

% % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % 19-JUN-2007 1.1.1 U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands - 50 m Wind Power...

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Characterization of the Wind Power Resource in Europe and its Intermittency  

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Wind power is assessed over Europe, with special attention given to the quantification of intermittency. Using the methodology developed in Gunturu and Schlosser (2011), the MERRA boundary flux data was used to compute ...

Cosseron, A.

435

Geology and Resource Potential of the Manteo prospect  

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The Manteo exploration unit, located approximately 32 mi northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, is a potential East Coast elephant-size field. The unit consists of 21 leases that cost industry $296 million in bonuses since 1981. Mobil has estimated that the unit may contain as much as 5 tcf of natural gas, which would be the largest domestic find since Prudhoe Bay. The Manteo prospect, on the seaward margin of the Carolina Platform, lies between two major basins: the Baltimore Canyon Trough to the north and the Carolina Trough to the south. The prospect is within the western Atlantic carbonate trend, a Jurassic-Early Cretaceous reef and platform limestone complex that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland. Seismic interpretation is complicated by distortions caused by abrupt changes of water depth map near the top of the Jurassic shows a large eat-northeast-trending structure about 30 mi long and 5 mi wide with structural closure of over 1,000 ft. Source rock analyses suggest that Upper Jurassic carbonate reservoirs would more likely contain gas than oil. The Minerals Management Service (MMS) estimates reservoir parameters from wells drilled on trend (Baltimore Canyon Trough) and recovery parameters from worldwide analogs. The 21-block unit was approved by the MMS in May of 1990. Since 1988, the MMS has worked with North Carolina, Federal and local agencies, and Mobil in preparation for wildcat exploration approval. The MMS has prepared an extensive environmental report for this exploration proposal.

Ibrahim, M.; Adinolfi, F.; Edson, G.; Kienzle, J. (Minerals Management Service, Herndon, VA (United States))

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Modeling the Market Potential of Hydrogen from Wind and Competing Sources: Preprint  

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8 8 May 2005 Modeling the Market Potential of Hydrogen from Wind and Competing Sources Preprint W. Short, N. Blair, and D. Heimiller To be presented at WINDPOWER 2005 Denver, Colorado May 15-18, 2005 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Midwest Research Institute (MRI), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337. Accordingly, the US Government and MRI retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any

437

European Wind Atlas: France | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

European Wind Atlas: France European Wind Atlas: France Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: European Wind Atlas: France Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: 130.226.17.201/extra/web_docs/windmaps/france.jpg Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/european-wind-atlas-france,http://cle Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This wind resource map shows resources at 50 meters above ground level for four different topographic conditions, including sheltered terrain, open plain, coastal and hills and ridges. The greatest resources appear to be near the Mediterranean Sea coast, and the second greatest resources are near the English Channel and northern Atlantic coast.

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PNNL Reviews Wildlife-Interaction Monitoring for Offshore Wind Farms Technology Hybrids Show Best Potential  

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Adding offshore wind to the U.S. renewable energy portfolio promises access to a large, reliable new energy source that is less subject to some of the challenges faced by land-based wind...

439

Assessment of Wind Power Potential for Two Contrasting Coastlines of South Africa Using a Numerical Model  

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A two-dimensional numerical model is used to predict near surface wind velocities, and consequently wind power, for five distinct synoptic regimes for contrasting east and west coasts of South Africa. The model results suggest that no one ...

R. D. Diab; M. Garstang

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Potential of wind-powered renewable energy membrane systems for Ghana  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Areas of the world that lack fresh water often have an ample supply of wind or solar energy, making renewable energy an attractive option as a power source for desalination systems. Particularly, wind energy is attractive because of its relatively...

Park, G.L.; Schfer, Andrea; Richard, B.S.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Chapter 3 - Potential of Sodium-Sulfur Battery Energy Storage to Enable Further Integration of Wind  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Wind generation is the leading alternative for environmentally responsible power generation and for energy independence in the future. However, wind power output cannot be controlled same as conventional generation, and wind is not necessarily available to serve peak load. In this chapter, the use of a Sodium Sulfur battery directly coupled with a wind farm to provide generation shifting for serving peak demand and for limiting the wind farm power output ramp-rate is discussed. Results from field operation of a 1 MW, 7.2 \\{MWh\\} Sodium Sulfur battery coupled with an 11.55 MW wind farm were provided to validate the batterys ability to successfully carry out both the tasks. It is shown that the two tasks could be combined to achieve maximum benefit. Value addition from shifting wind generation to on-peak is calculated and the optimal ratio storage to wind ratio is discussed.

Saurabh Tewari

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

A survey on energy storage resources configurations in order to propose an optimum configuration for smoothing fluctuations of future large wind power plants  

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Abstract As the wind power capacity increases, the effect of wind power fluctuations on the system stability becomes more significant. Despite its high costs, utilizing energy storage resources such as batteries is inevitable in the smoothing process of wind power fluctuations. In a wind power plant, the place where batteries are located has considerable direct effect on their required capacity and thus on the initial investment cost. Therefore, in this paper a suitable configuration which significantly reduces the batteries investment cost is proposed and then the wind power fluctuation of a large wind power plant connected to a smart distribution grid is smoothed. Additionally, existing configurations for installing batteries in large wind power plants are investigated. The proposed configuration utilizes smart parks as aggregated storage resources in load side and an aggregated battery energy storage system with limited capacity in plant side as well. Therefore, in addition to accurate smoothing of wind power fluctuations, the energy storage investment cost is reduced significantly utilizing the proposed configuration. Simulation studies in MATLAB software package are carried out to verify the performance of the proposed approach.

M. Jannati; S.H. Hosseinian; B. Vahidi; Guo-Jie Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Estimated global ocean wind power potential from QuikSCAT observations, accounting for turbine characteristics and siting  

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observations, vertical wind speed profile estimation giventhe wind speed profile is reduced, increasing vertical windvertical wind shear with respect to surface layer stability. Wind speeds

Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment - Kenya Country Report | OpenEI  

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- Kenya Country Report - Kenya Country Report Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): The Kenya Country Report describes the energy situation in Kenys and identifies solar and wind energy opportunities. (Purpose): To influence investment decisions by promoting and supporting renewable energy by overcoming informational barriers in solar and wind energy financing. Source Daniel Theuri - SWERA National Team Date Released November 23rd, 2008 (6 years ago) Date Updated Unknown Keywords documentation Kenya renewable energy solar SWERA UNEP wind Data application/pdf icon Download Report (pdf, 9.3 MiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Some Review Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period 2008 License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment

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Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment in Nepal | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

in Nepal in Nepal Dataset Summary Description (Abstract): Global Horizontal Solar Irradiance is developed based on a linear regression model that has been developed to correlate the theoretical and ground measured solar irradiance on the basis of available ground measured Global Horizontal Solar Irradiance at three locations: a) Syangboche (Solukhumbu) b) Pulchowk (Lalitpur) and c) Prakashpur (Sunsari). These locations represent the three different geographical regions: Mountain, Hill and Plain. The model is used for converting the theoretical Global Horizontal Solar Irradiance to actual solar irradiance in 15 meteorological stations spread throughout the country. Interpolating the data obtained at these stations, a map has been developed using ArcView GIS software. The existing methodology for projecting wind speedat 2m height from DHM meteorological station data to 10m height, shows a deviated figures. In other to develop wind map, valid methodology is required which can project the low height wind speed to higher heights. The projected data (Thini and Thakmarpha) when

446

Module Handbook Specialisation Wind Energy  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of Wind Turbines Module name: Wind potential, Aerodynamics & Loading of Wind Turbines Section Classes Evaluation of Wind Energy Potential Wind turbine Aerodynamics Static and dynamic Loading of Wind turbines Wind turbine Aerodynamics Static and dynamic Loading of Wind turbines Credit points 8 CP

Habel, Annegret

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Career Map: Resource Scientist  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Wind Program's Career Map provides job description information for Resource Scientist positions.

448

offshore wind | OpenEI  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

wind wind Dataset Summary Description Global Wind Potential Supply Curves by Country, Class, and Depth (quantities in GW) Source National Renewable Energy Laboratory Date Released July 12th, 2012 (2 years ago) Date Updated July 12th, 2012 (2 years ago) Keywords offshore resource offshore wind renewable energy potential Data application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon offshore_resource_100_vs2.xlsx (xlsx, 41.7 KiB) Quality Metrics Level of Review Peer Reviewed Comment Temporal and Spatial Coverage Frequency Time Period License License Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL) Comment Rate this dataset Usefulness of the metadata Average vote Your vote Usefulness of the dataset Average vote Your vote Ease of access Average vote Your vote

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Wind Powering America: New England Wind Forum  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

About the New England Wind Forum About the New England Wind Forum New England Wind Energy Education Project Historic Wind Development in New England State Activities Projects in New England Building Wind Energy in New England Wind Resource Wind Power Technology Economics Markets Siting Policy Technical Challenges Issues Small Wind Large Wind Newsletter Perspectives Events Quick Links to States CT MA ME NH RI VT Bookmark and Share The New England Wind Forum was conceived in 2005 as a platform to provide a single, comprehensive and objective source of up-to-date, Web-based information on a broad array of wind-energy-related issues pertaining to New England. The New England Wind Forum provides information to wind energy stakeholders through Web site features, periodic newsletters, and outreach activities. The New England Wind Forum covers the most frequently discussed wind energy topics.

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Wind Power  

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Wind Power As the accompanying map of New Mexico shows, the best wind power generation potential near WIPP is along the Delaware Mountain ridge line of the southern Guadalupe...

451

WINDExchange: Wind Basics and Education  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

locate higher education and training programs. Learn about Wind Learn about how wind energy generates power; where the best wind resources are; how you can get wind power; and...

452

Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the U.S.-Resource Base  

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Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the U.S.-Resource Base Gregory D. Croft1 and Tad W the multi-Hubbert curve analysis to coal production in the United States, we demonstrate that anthracite production of this highest-rank coal. The pro- duction of bituminous coal from existing mines is about 80

Patzek, Tadeusz W.

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Wind: wind speed and wind power density maps at 10m and 50m above...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

files of wind speed and wind power density at 10 and 50 m heights. Global data of offshore wind resource as generated by NASA's QuikSCAT SeaWinds scatterometer....

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Wind: wind speed and wind power density GIS data at 10m and 50m...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

files of wind speed and wind power density at 10 and 50 m heights. Global data of offshore wind resource as generated by NASA's QuikScat SeaWinds scatterometer....

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Wind Resource Estimation and Mapping at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

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Resource Estimation and Resource Estimation and Mapping at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory April 1999 * NREL/CP-500-26245 M. Schwartz Presented at the ASES Solar '99 Conference Portland, Maine June 12-16, 1999 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 NREL is a U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Operated by Midwest Research Institute * * * * Battelle * * * * Bechtel

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European Wind Atlas: Offshore | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

European Wind Atlas: Offshore European Wind Atlas: Offshore Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: European Wind Atlas: Offshore Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: www.windatlas.dk/Europe/oceanmap.html Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/european-wind-atlas-offshore,http://c Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This is a European offshore wind resources over open sea map developed by Riso National Laboratory in 1989. The map shows the so-called generalised wind climate over Europe, also sometimes referred to as the regional wind climate or simply the wind atlas. In such a map, the influences of local topography have been removed and only the variations on the large scale are

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European Wind Atlas: Onshore | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

European Wind Atlas: Onshore European Wind Atlas: Onshore Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: European Wind Atlas: Onshore Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: www.windatlas.dk/Europe/landmap.html Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/european-wind-atlas-onshore,http://cl Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance This is a European on-shore wind resources at 50 meters of altitude map, developed by Riso National Laboratory in 1989. The map shows the so-called generalised wind climate over Europe, also sometimes referred to as the regional wind climate or simply the wind atlas. In such a map, the influences of local topography have been removed and only the variations on

458

DOE Science Showcase - Wind Power | OSTI, US Dept of Energy, Office of  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Science Showcase - Wind Power Science Showcase - Wind Power Wind Powering America is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program designed to educate, engage, and enable critical stakeholders to make informed decisions about how wind energy contributes to the U.S. electricity supply. Wind Power Research Results in DOE Databases IEA Wind Task 26: The Past and Future Cost of Wind Energy, Work Package 2, Energy Citations Database NREL Triples Previous Estimates of U.S. Wind Power Potential, Energy Citations Database Dynamic Models for Wind Turbines and Wind Power Plants, DOE Information Bridge 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Profiling General Compression: A River of Wind, ScienceCinema, multimedia Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) Data from the

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Potential for Hydrogen Production from Key Renewable Resources in the United States  

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Potential for Hydrogen Production Potential for Hydrogen Production from Key Renewable Resources in the United States A. Milbrandt and M. Mann Technical Report NREL/TP-640-41134 February 2007 NREL is operated by Midwest Research Institute ● Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 Potential for Hydrogen Production from Key Renewable Resources in the United States A. Milbrandt and M. Mann Prepared under Task No. H278.2100 Technical Report NREL/TP-640-41134 February 2007 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov Operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by Midwest Research Institute * Battelle Contract No. DE-AC36-99-GO10337 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Distributed Wind Energy in Idaho  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Project Objective: This project is a research and development program aimed at furthering distributed wind technology. In particular, this project addresses some of the barriers to distributed wind energy utilization in Idaho. Background: At its core, the technological challenge inherent in Wind Energy is the transformation of a highly variable form of energy to one which is compatible with the commercial power grid or another useful application. A major economic barrier to the success of distributed wind technology is the relatively high capital investment (and related long payback periods) associated with wind turbines. This project will carry out fundamental research and technology development to address both the technological and economic barriers. â?¢ Active drive train control holds the potential to improve the overall efficiency of a turbine system by allowing variable speed turbine operation while ensuring a tight control of generator shaft speed, thus greatly simplifying power conditioning. â?¢ Recent blade aerodynamic advancements have been focused on large, utility-scale wind turbine generators (WTGs) as opposed to smaller WTGs designed for distributed generation. Because of Reynolds Number considerations, blade designs do not scale well. Blades which are aerodynamically optimized for distributed-scale WTGs can potentially reduce the cost of electricity by increasing shaft-torque in a given wind speed. â?¢ Grid-connected electric generators typically operate at a fixed speed. If a generator were able to economically operate at multiple speeds, it could potentially convert more of the windâ??s energy to electricity, thus reducing the cost of electricity. This research directly supports the stated goal of the Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program for Distributed Wind Energy Technology: By 2007, reduce the cost of electricity from distributed wind systems to 10 to 15 cents/kWh in Class 3 wind resources, the same level that is currently achievable in Class 5 winds.

Gardner, John; Ferguson, James; Ahmed-Zaid, Said; Johnson, Kathryn; Haynes, Todd; Bennett, Keith

2009-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Advanced Coal Wind Hybrid: Economic Analysis  

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Figure 12. Effect of Wind Integration and Resource Adequacy62 Table E-2. Estimates of Wind IntegrationAugust. Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), 2006.

Phadke, Amol

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Resources  

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Resources / Related Web Sites Resources / Related Web Sites Buildings-Related Resources Windows & Glazing Resources Energy-Related Resources International Resources Telephone Directories Buildings-Related Resources California Institute for Energy Efficiency (CIEE) Center for Building Science (CBS) at LBNL Department of Energy (DOE) DOE Energy Efficiency home page Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse Fact sheets in both HTML for standard web browsers and PDF format using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free). National Fenestration Rating Council home page Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EREN) back to top... Windows & Glazing Resources National Glass Association (NGA) LBNL Building Technologies Fenestration R&D news LBNL Center for Building Science (CBS) Newsletter

463

Revisiting the "Buy versus Build" Decision for Publicly Owned Utilities in California Considering Wind and Geothermal Resources  

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levelized costs of wind and geothermal power to one another.the costs of buying wind or geothermal power to the costs of

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisiting the "Buy versus Build" decision for publicly owned utilities in California considering wind and geothermal resources  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

levelized costs of wind and geothermal power to one another.costs of buying wind or geothermal power to the costs of

Bolinger, Mark; Wiser, Ryan; Golove, William

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Kansas coal resources and their potential for utilization in the near future  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Preliminary evaluation of deep coal resources in Kansas indicates nearly 50 billion tons (45 billion MT) of coal in eastern Kansas. The Cherokee Group and Marmaton Groups of Middle Pennsylvanian age are the important coal-bearing geologic units. Most of the coal beds are thin, with only a limited amount (1.85 billion tons or 1.68 billion MT) from coal beds exceeding 42 in. (105 cm) in thickness. Most of these coal thicknesses were determined from geophysical logs run for oil and gas tests, and the potential for a much larger resource of thick coal exists in several areas of the state. Depths of this deep-coal resource range from 100 ft (30 m) down to approximately 3,000 ft (900 m) in the deeper parts of the western Cherokee basin.

Brady, L.L. (Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence (USA))

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Wind energy in Egypt: Economic feasibility for Cairo  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Motivated by the rise of the electricity tariffs applied on industrial customer and the frequent electricity cut offs recently experienced in Egypt, this paper assesses the economic feasibility of installing a stand alone wind energy technology by an industrial customer who seeks to reduce his dependency on the national grid. For this purpose, the wind energy potential at the wind regime of Cairo was chosen to be assessed using half an hour wind speed data for a full one-year period (2009). The Weibull parameters of the wind speed distribution function were estimated by employing the maximum likelihood approach. The estimation revealed that Cairo has poor wind resources. Despite the poor resources, the financial analysis has shown that under certain parameters the wind project can prove to be financially viable. Thus harnessing wind energy through stand alone systems can help in meeting the industries electric power needs.

Yasmina Abdellatif Hamouda

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Choosing wind power plant locations and sizes based on electric reliability measures using multiple-year wind speed measurements  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To project the US potential to meet future electricity demands with wind energy, estimates of available wind resource and costs to access that resource are critical. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) annually estimates the US market penetration of wind in its Annual Energy Outlook series. For these estimates, the EIA uses wind resource data developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for each region of the country. However, the EIA multiplies the cost of windpower by several factors, some as large as 3, to account for resource quality, market factors associated with accessing the resource, electric grid impacts, and rapid growth in the wind industry. This paper examines the rationale behind these additional costs and suggests alternatives.

Milligan, M.R.; Artig, R.

1999-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

468

Estimated global ocean wind power potential from QuikSCAT observations, accounting for turbine characteristics and siting  

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envisioned floating offshore wind turbines. Finally, global35 ] For the three turbines considered, offshore wind farmsusable wind power is evaluated for modern offshore turbine

Capps, Scott B; Zender, Charles S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential  

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956 956 April 2010 Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential Chris Helm and Kari Burman National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 Technical Report NREL/TP-7A2-47956 April 2010 Kauai, Hawaii: Solar Resource Analysis and High-Penetration PV Potential Chris Helm and Kari Burman Prepared under Task No. IDHW.9170 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any

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Lake Michigan Offshore Wind Feasibility Assessment  

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The purpose of this project was to conduct the first comprehensive offshore wind assessment over Lake Michigan and to advance the body of knowledge needed to support future commercial wind energy development on the Great Lakes. The project involved