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Title: Towards a Wind Energy Climatology at Advanced Turbine Hub-Heights: Preprint

Towards a Wind Energy Climatology at Advanced Turbine Hub-Heights: Preprint Measurements of wind characteristics over a wide range of heights up to and above 100 m are useful to: (1) characterize the local and regional wind climate; (2) validate wind resource estimates derived from numerical models; and (3) evaluate changes in wind characteristics and wind shear over the area swept by the blades. Developing wind climatology at advanced turbine hub heights for the United States benefits wind energy development. Tall tower data from Kansas, Indiana, and Minnesota (which have the greatest number of tall towers with measurement data) will be the focus of this paper. Analyses of data from the tall towers will start the process of developing a comprehensive climatology.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 15016266
Report Number(s):NREL/CP-500-38109
TRN: US200512%%239
DOE Contract Number:AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: Prepared for the American Meteorological Society's 15th Conference on Applied Climatology, Savannah, GA (US), 06/20/2005--06/23/2005; Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2005
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 17 WIND ENERGY; SHEAR; TURBINES; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINES CLIMATOLOGY; WIND RESOURCES; WIND CHARACTERISTICS; WIND RESOURCE MEASUREMENT; TALL TOWERS; WIND ENERGY