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Title: LWST Phase I Project Conceptual Design Study: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; June 28, 2002 -- July 31, 2004

Abstract

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Research Program has begun a new effort to partner with U.S. industry to develop wind technology that will allow wind systems to compete in regions of low wind speed. The Class 4 and 5 sites targeted by this effort have annual average wind speeds of 5.8 m/s (13 mph), measured at 10 m (33 ft) height. Such sites are abundant in the United States and would increase the land area available for wind energy production twenty-fold. The new program is targeting a levelized cost of energy of 3 cents/kWh at these sites by 2010. A three-element approach has been initiated. These efforts are concept design, component development, and system development. This work builds on previous activities under the WindPACT program and the Next Generation Turbine program. If successful, DOE estimates that his new technology could result in 35 to 45 gigawatts of additional wind capacity being installed by 2020.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15011444
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-500-36777
YAM-2-31235-01; TRN: US200507%%132
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2005; Related Information: Work performed by Berger/ABAM Engineers Inc., Federal Way, Washington
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; CAPACITY; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; EVALUATION; PRODUCTION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; TURBINES; VELOCITY; WIND TURBINES; WIND POWER; WIND ENERGY; LOW WIND SPEED; WIND SPEED; COST OF ENERGY; WINDPACT; WIND TURBINE; TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

LaNier, M. W. LWST Phase I Project Conceptual Design Study: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; June 28, 2002 -- July 31, 2004. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/15011444.
LaNier, M. W. LWST Phase I Project Conceptual Design Study: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; June 28, 2002 -- July 31, 2004. United States. doi:10.2172/15011444.
LaNier, M. W. Sat . "LWST Phase I Project Conceptual Design Study: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; June 28, 2002 -- July 31, 2004". United States. doi:10.2172/15011444. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15011444.
@article{osti_15011444,
title = {LWST Phase I Project Conceptual Design Study: Evaluation of Design and Construction Approaches for Economical Hybrid Steel/Concrete Wind Turbine Towers; June 28, 2002 -- July 31, 2004},
author = {LaNier, M. W.},
abstractNote = {The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Research Program has begun a new effort to partner with U.S. industry to develop wind technology that will allow wind systems to compete in regions of low wind speed. The Class 4 and 5 sites targeted by this effort have annual average wind speeds of 5.8 m/s (13 mph), measured at 10 m (33 ft) height. Such sites are abundant in the United States and would increase the land area available for wind energy production twenty-fold. The new program is targeting a levelized cost of energy of 3 cents/kWh at these sites by 2010. A three-element approach has been initiated. These efforts are concept design, component development, and system development. This work builds on previous activities under the WindPACT program and the Next Generation Turbine program. If successful, DOE estimates that his new technology could result in 35 to 45 gigawatts of additional wind capacity being installed by 2020.},
doi = {10.2172/15011444},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {1}
}

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