Grand challenges in the science of wind energy
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

Harvested by advanced technical systems honed over decades of research and development, wind energy has become a mainstream energy resource. However, continued innovation is needed to realize the potential of wind to serve the global demand for clean energy. Here, we outline three interdependent, cross-disciplinary grand challenges underpinning this research endeavor. The first is the need for a deeper understanding of the physics of atmospheric flow in the critical zone of plant operation. The second involves science and engineering of the largest dynamic, rotating machines in the world. The third encompasses optimization and control of fleets of wind plants working synergistically within the electricity grid. Addressing these challenges could enable wind power to provide as much as half of our global electricity needs and perhaps beyond.

wind energy, challanges

Författare

Paul Veers

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Katherine Dykes

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Eric Lantz

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Stephan Barth

ForWind - Center for Wind Energy Research

Carlo L. Bottasso

Technische Universität München

Ola Carlson

Svensk Vindkraftstekniskt Centrum (SWPTC)

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Elkraftteknik, Elnät och komponenter

Science

0036-8075 (ISSN)

Vol. 336

Vindkraftteknik - kunskapsuppbyggnad och utveckling

Västra Götalandsregionen, Regionutvecklingssekretariatet, 2015-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Ämneskategorier

Energiteknik

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

Styrkeområden

Energi

DOI

10.1126/science.aau2027

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2019-11-13