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Image 1 - Power Generation Is Blowing In The Wind
2012-01-18 05:21:30

By looking at the stability of the atmosphere, wind farm operators could gain greater insight into the amount of power generated at any given time. Power generated by a wind turbine largely depends on the wind speed. In a wind farm in which the turbines experience the same wind speeds but different shapes, such as turbulence, to the wind profile, a turbine will produce different amounts of power. This variable power can be predicted by looking at atmospheric stability, according to...

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2011-04-27 07:45:00

While wind turbines are an important source of renewable energy, they also produce wakes of invisible ripples that can affect the atmosphere and influence wind turbines downstream. Researchers are have now launched a study to make the ripples visible in order to study how they impact the atmosphere. Julie Lundquist, assistant professor in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences department at University of Colorado Boulder, and researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...


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