High Density Weather Observing Networks Utilized in Wind/Solar Electric Generation

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Monday, 3 February 2014: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room C114 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Host: Fifth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Chair:  John Bosse, Earth Networks, Germantown, MD
  4:00 PM
Improving the Accuracy Satellite Based Solar Resource for use in NREL's National Solar Radiation Database
Manajit Sengupta, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO; and P. Gotseff, A. Habte, C. Molling, and A. K. Heidinger
  4:15 PM
Assessment of the impact of assimilation of a network of coastal wind profiling radars on simulating offshore winds in and above the wind turbine layer
Irina V. Djalalova, NOAA/ESRL/PSD and CIRES/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and L. Bianco, J. M. Wilczak, J. B. Olson, J. Carley, M. Marquis, R. M. Banta, Y. Pichugina, and J. W. Cline
  4:30 PM
  4:45 PM
Wake Losses in Wind Plants Comparing Several Methods with Measured Wakes
Robert Conzemius, Windlogics, Inc., Grand Rapids, MN; and D. Moon and J. Eastman