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February 08, 2012
There’s much more to wind energy than throwing a few turbines up and watching the blades spin and the cash roll in. NCAR and partners are adding rigor and efficiency to wind power prediction and resource assessment.
December 27, 2011
New research from NCAR is helping wind energy developers determine the best potential sites for capturing wind. Energy companies can lose money if they install turbines where winds are either too low to generate much power or so high that the turbines often need to be shut down to avoid damage.
Six wind turbines in a field, with stratocumulous in the background
November 10, 2011
The new system enables utility operators to constantly anticipate the amount of energy produced by wind farms across Xcel’s service area.
UCAR Magazine
October 21, 2011
The Board of Trustees celebrates the sustainable remodel of the Anthes Building and its naming in honor of UCAR's fifth president.
September 08, 2011
The study underscores the complex and sometimes conflicting ways in which fossil fuel burning affects Earth’s climate.
Track of Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico
February 25, 2011
The less-than-predicted amount of oil reaching coastlines after the Deepwater Horizon spill illuminates the difference between a projection and an actual forecast and the challenges of making short-term projections of natural processes that can act chaotically.
February 15, 2011
A new NCAR study compares two different methods for forecasting power production at wind farms: turbine-based versus farm-based.

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