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Investigating the Effect of Large Wind Farms on Energy in the Atmosphere

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dc.contributor.author Sta. Maria, Magdalena R.V.
dc.contributor.author Jacobson, Mark Z.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-10T20:46:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-10T20:46:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7033
dc.description.abstract "This study presents a parameterization of the interaction between wind turbines and the atmosphere and estimates the global and regional atmospheric energy losses due to such interactions. The parameterization is based on the Blade Element Momentum theory, which calculates forces on turbine blades. Should wind supply the world’s energy needs, this parameterization estimates energy loss in the lowest 1 km of the atmosphere to be ~0.007%. This is an order of magnitude smaller than atmospheric energy loss from aerosol pollution and urbanization, and orders of magnitude less than the energy added to the atmosphere from doubling CO2. Also, the net heat added to the environment due to wind dissipation is much less than that added by thermal plants that the turbines displace." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject atmosphere en_US
dc.subject alternative technology en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.title Investigating the Effect of Large Wind Farms on Energy in the Atmosphere en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector New Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Energies en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 816-838 en_US

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