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Wind Energy Systems Engineering: A Grand Vision
Julian Quick (PhD Student, CU Boulder)
Julian is a second-year PhD student at CU Boulder studying turbulent flow modeling. He has been working as a research assistant for the wind energy systems engineering for three years. His work is focused on optimization and uncertainty quantification of wind energy systems. In his free time, he enjoys bee-keeping and gardening.
Wind-speed variability: the varying variable
Joseph Lee (Postdoc, NREL)
Many believe that the average wind speed at a location is the most important factor when deciding wind-turbine installation at a site. Meanwhile, how winds change and fluctuate with time adds uncertainty to wind-power production. In this presentation, you will learn about the role wind-speed variability and how we should select regions for future wind-energy development. Moreover, have the winds in the United States become more or less variable in the past decades?