Hey, how often do I get to use an Ultravox song title?!?
Here’s a cool Wired magazine article on using computer models to estimate the wind power potential of a particular location. Before the development and refinement of such modeling, those wanting to know how much power potential they have would have to use an anemometer over a whole year to account for seasonality. Now they can make their assessments of the economic viability of a wind turbine much more quickly, using computer modeling.