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Title: A convective wind resource model for Solar Vortex power generation

Abstract

Climate change has increased the need for clean, nonpolluting energy sources to decrease dependence on fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources, mainly solar and horizontal wind, have been the primary focus for producing clean energy. New technologies are being developed, such as the Solar Vortex (SoV), which was developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and relies on a vertical wind resource to generate power. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has resource models representing solar and horizontal wind resources across the 48 United States. This research developed a vertical wind resource model that is comparable in resolution to NREL’s solar and horizontal wind resource models and uses the model for estimating power output for the SoV. This model complements NREL’s existing resource models and supports the deployment of an additional clean energy generation technology. The model was applied to Mesa, Arizona to find feasible sites for a small-scale vertical wind farm.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). National Transportation Research Center (NTRC)
  2. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1607132
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Green Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1543-5075
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Moore, Amy M., Rodgers, Michael O., and French, Steven P. A convective wind resource model for Solar Vortex power generation. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1080/15435075.2020.1722130.
Moore, Amy M., Rodgers, Michael O., & French, Steven P. A convective wind resource model for Solar Vortex power generation. United States. https://doi.org/10.1080/15435075.2020.1722130
Moore, Amy M., Rodgers, Michael O., and French, Steven P. Thu . "A convective wind resource model for Solar Vortex power generation". United States. https://doi.org/10.1080/15435075.2020.1722130. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1607132.
@article{osti_1607132,
title = {A convective wind resource model for Solar Vortex power generation},
author = {Moore, Amy M. and Rodgers, Michael O. and French, Steven P.},
abstractNote = {Climate change has increased the need for clean, nonpolluting energy sources to decrease dependence on fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources, mainly solar and horizontal wind, have been the primary focus for producing clean energy. New technologies are being developed, such as the Solar Vortex (SoV), which was developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and relies on a vertical wind resource to generate power. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has resource models representing solar and horizontal wind resources across the 48 United States. This research developed a vertical wind resource model that is comparable in resolution to NREL’s solar and horizontal wind resource models and uses the model for estimating power output for the SoV. This model complements NREL’s existing resource models and supports the deployment of an additional clean energy generation technology. The model was applied to Mesa, Arizona to find feasible sites for a small-scale vertical wind farm.},
doi = {10.1080/15435075.2020.1722130},
journal = {International Journal of Green Energy},
number = 3,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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