Energy & Sustainability

Offshore turbines
June 09, 2017
Offshore wind turbines built to current standards may not be able to withstand the powerful gusts of a Category 5 hurricane.
UCAR signs agreement to develop renewable energy forecasting system for Kuwait
May 04, 2017
Expanding its work in renewable energy, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is launching a three-year project to develop specialized forecasts for a major wind and solar energy facility in Kuwait.
NCAR solar energy Sun4Cast system - photo: solar panels in Colorado's San Luis Valley
August 23, 2016
NCAR and its collaborators have successfully developed cutting-edge forecasts to make solar energy more effective.
Solar panels being installed on U.S. DOE building
October 14, 2014
A cutting-edge wind and solar energy forecasting system that has saved electricity consumers $40 million to date has won a prestigious 2014 Colorado Governor’s Award.
Turbines at Cedar Creek Wind Farm in northeast Colorado
October 08, 2014
To help provide guidance to utilities, scientists at NCAR and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have produced maps that show how U.S. wind and solar energy resources may evolve by 2060 . The maps include projections for each season and for different times of day, while taking into account natural variability.

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