Two methods for estimating limits to large-scale wind power generation

@article{Miller2015TwoMF,
  title={Two methods for estimating limits to large-scale wind power generation},
  author={L. Miller and N. Brunsell and D. Mechem and F. Gans and A. Monaghan and R. Vautard and D. Keith and A. Kleidon},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={112},
  pages={11169 - 11174}
}
  • L. Miller, N. Brunsell, +5 authors A. Kleidon
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Wind turbines generate electricity by removing kinetic energy from the atmosphere. We show that the limited replenishment of kinetic energy from aloft limits wind power generation rates at scales sufficiently large that horizontal fluxes of kinetic energy can be ignored. We evaluate these factors with regional atmospheric model simulations and find that generation limits can be estimated from the ‟preturbine” climatology by comparatively simple means, working best when the… CONTINUE READING

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