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Title: Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap

Abstract

Although only a small contributor to total electricity production needs, built-environment wind turbines (BWTs) nonetheless have the potential to influence the public's consideration of renewable energy, and wind energy in particular. Higher population concentrations in urban environments offer greater opportunities for project visibility and an opportunity to acquaint large numbers of people to the advantages of wind projects on a larger scale. However, turbine failures will be equally visible and could have a negative effect on public perception of wind technology. This roadmap provides a framework for achieving the vision set forth by the attendees of the Built-Environment Wind Turbine Workshop on August 11 - 12, 2010, at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The BWT roadmap outlines the stakeholder actions that could be taken to overcome the barriers identified. The actions are categorized as near-term (0 - 3 years), medium-term (4 - 7 years), and both near- and medium-term (requiring immediate to medium-term effort). To accomplish these actions, a strategic approach was developed that identifies two focus areas: understanding the built-environment wind resource and developing testing and design standards. The authors summarize the expertise and resources required in these areas.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Program
OSTI Identifier:
1054820
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-5000-50499
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND ENERGY; DISTRIBUTED WIND; WIND TURBINE; SMALL WIND TURBINE; URBAN WIND TURBINE; ROOFTOP WIND TURBINE; SIDE MOUNTED WIND TURBINE; Wind Energy

Citation Formats

Smith, J., Forsyth, T., Sinclair, K., and Oteri, F. Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1054820.
Smith, J., Forsyth, T., Sinclair, K., & Oteri, F. Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap. United States. doi:10.2172/1054820.
Smith, J., Forsyth, T., Sinclair, K., and Oteri, F. Thu . "Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap". United States. doi:10.2172/1054820. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1054820.
@article{osti_1054820,
title = {Built-Environment Wind Turbine Roadmap},
author = {Smith, J. and Forsyth, T. and Sinclair, K. and Oteri, F.},
abstractNote = {Although only a small contributor to total electricity production needs, built-environment wind turbines (BWTs) nonetheless have the potential to influence the public's consideration of renewable energy, and wind energy in particular. Higher population concentrations in urban environments offer greater opportunities for project visibility and an opportunity to acquaint large numbers of people to the advantages of wind projects on a larger scale. However, turbine failures will be equally visible and could have a negative effect on public perception of wind technology. This roadmap provides a framework for achieving the vision set forth by the attendees of the Built-Environment Wind Turbine Workshop on August 11 - 12, 2010, at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The BWT roadmap outlines the stakeholder actions that could be taken to overcome the barriers identified. The actions are categorized as near-term (0 - 3 years), medium-term (4 - 7 years), and both near- and medium-term (requiring immediate to medium-term effort). To accomplish these actions, a strategic approach was developed that identifies two focus areas: understanding the built-environment wind resource and developing testing and design standards. The authors summarize the expertise and resources required in these areas.},
doi = {10.2172/1054820},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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