What can surface wind observations tell us about interannual variation in wind energy output?

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Wiley
Creator/Author: 
Dev Millstein, Mark Bolinger, Ryan Wiser
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In this short communication, plant-level generation records and surface wind speed observations are used to investigate two questions: one, is there evidence that increased wind speeds account for a substantial portion of the capacity factor growth observed over the last decade? Two,how do interannual trends in surface wind speed observations relate to interannual trends in recorded capacity factor?

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Publication Date: 
Monday, January 24, 2022
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