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Title: Validation of Regional Wind Resource Predictions in the Northern Great Plains.
Author: Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.
Pages/Volumes: 11 pp.
Publication Year: 1998
Notes: Presented at Windpower '98, 27 April - 1 May 1998, Bakersfield, California
Document Type: Conference Paper
NTIS/GPO Number: 656868; DE98007295
Subject Code Description: Wind Energy
Abstract: The development and validation of computerized wind mapping tools for regional assessment purposes is an important step in accelerating wind energy deployment. This paper summarizes the results of a validation study of the automated wind resource mapping technique developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This technique uses Geographic Information System (GIS) software and produces high horizontal resolution (1 km) wind resource maps. The automated wind maps have been used to help plan wind measurement programs and to define potential areas for wind energy projects in countries such as Mexico, Chile, Indonesia, and China.
Accession Number: 25069
Library Notes: NPL-9809 REV 13LDPE08
Report Numbers: CP-500-25069

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