Energy & Sustainability

February 15, 2011
A new NCAR study compares two different methods for forecasting power production at wind farms: turbine-based versus farm-based.
painting roofs white
January 28, 2010
Painting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool cities and mitigate some impacts of global warming.
June 01, 2009
Bret Harper, Consultant • Harper's graduate study focused on wind climatology, but he works on a variety of questions as a consultant, including hydroelectric feasibility studies, dam inspections, and integrated resource planning.
color plot of wind strength
February 04, 2009
The highly detailed forecasts will help the utility use power from turbines when sufficient winds are predicted.
December 15, 2008
Accurate, high-resolution weather forecasts are a critical part of wind energy production. In December, UCAR signed an agreement with Xcel Energy to develop a wind prediction system for the company’s wind energy farms in Colorado, Minnesota, and Texas.

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