When the researchers added the hard-to-predict wind turbines as a source of power in the model, it still worked as well.
With tools now available for minimising the potential negative impacts of wind power at the planning stage, power plant projects are likely to meet with less resistance and to progress more smoothly.
The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations
The new technology is expected to create a higher performance, lower weight, and lower cost wind turbine blade with significantly reduced transportation costs.
All four models showed very strong agreement that wind energy density is projected to increase by more than 2 percent in a region encompassing Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas.