Reap The Wild Wind

Lynne Kiesling

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.


One thought on “Reap The Wild Wind

  1. This is bad news as is anything that improves the expected profatbility of the firms that plant those pug ugly “windmills” all over the countryside. destroy the code now while we still have beauty spots.

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