Experts: Computer model advances needed as wind projects grow

04/17/2013 | MIT Technology Review online

The need for more accurate computer modeling to predict wind power output is becoming more apparent, as falling wind turbine costs make it possible for developers to draw up plans for wind projects with up to 1,000 turbines or more, industry experts said. Improved computer modeling for large wind farms would further bring down costs, experts said. "The more accurate the models and the more certain a developer can be, the lower the cost of financing," said Michael Drunsic, a senior consultant at DNV KEMA, which assists companies project output from wind projects.

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