Wind Energy: Assessment, Developments and Technology


Mehmet Landrey (Editor)

Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: SCI024000; TEC031010

Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy. The Biden administration’s decarbonization goals (i.e., carbon-pollution-free electricity by 2035 and net-zero economy by 2050) will require at least a threefold increase in the U.S. wind energy deployment rate.

Airborne wind energy (AWE) is “the conversion of wind energy into electricity using tethered flying devices” Chapter 1 provides an analyses and assessment of AWE systems. Wind-solar-storage hybrid power plants represent a significant and growing share of new proposed projects. Chapters 2 and 3 identify areas that are particularly suited for wind-solar hybrid power plant development. Chapter 4 examines the U.S. land-based and offshore wind energy supply chain, including raw materials, processed materials, components, sub-components, and recycling. Chapter 5 explores how material needs for wind energy might change under two U.S. wind deployment scenarios: Current Policies and High Deployment. Chapters 6 and 7 describe the vision and purpose for AWAKEN. AWAKEN is an international, multi-institutional wind energy field campaign designed to answer the most pressing science questions about the impacts of wind turbine wake effects.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Airborne Wind Energy
Jochem Weber, Melinda Marquis, Aubryn Cooperman, Caroline Draxl, Rob Hammond, Jason Jonkman, Alexsandra Lemke, Anthony Lopez, Rafael Mudafort, Mike Optis, Owen Roberts, and Matt Shields

Chapter 2. Wind and Solar Hybrid Power Plants for Energy Resilience
Caitlyn E. Clark, Aaron Barker, Jennifer King, and James Reilly

Chapter 3. Opportunities for Hybrid Wind and Solar PV Plants in India
Marty Schwarz, Amy Rose, Patrick Brown, Ilya Chernyakhovskiy, David Palchak

Chapter 4. Achieving American Leadership in the Wind Supply Chain
U.S. Department of Energy

Chapter 5. Materials Used in U.S. Wind Energy Technologies: Quantities and Availability for Two Future Scenarios
Annika Eberle, Aubryn Cooperman, Julien Walzberg, Dylan Hettinger, Richard F. Tusing, Derek Berry, Daniel Inman, Senu Sirnivas, Melinda Marquis, Brandon Ennis, Evan Sproul, Ryan Clarke, Joshua Paquette, Thomas Hendrickson, William Morrow, Sujit Das, Matthew Korey, Parans Paranthaman, Robert Norris, Lillie Ghobrial, Sridhar Seetharaman, and Yuri Korobeinikov

Chapter 6. American WAKE experimeNt (AWAKEN)
Patrick Moriarty, Nicholas Hamilton, Mithu Debnath, Tommy Herges, Brad Isom, Julie K. Lundquist, David Maniaci, Brian Naughton, Rebecca Pauly, Jason Roadman, Will Shaw, Jeroen van Dam and Sonia Wharton

Chapter 7. The American WAKE experimeNt (AWAKEN): Groundbreaking International Field Research Addresses Wind Farm Atmosphere Interactions
U.S. Department of Energy


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