Wind Power – Pint of Science Festival

The PINT OF SCIENCE Festival (May 20-22) features young scientists from institutions like NREL and CU Boulder at Diebolt Brewing in Denver.
https://pintofscience.us/events/denver

Sign up here: https://pintofscience.us/event/whats-blowing-in-the-wind-wind-turbine-modeling-and-wind-farm-optimization

While not a CRES event we hope you’ll attend. Be aware there’s a $5 fee to defray cost, payable with the above web link to the organizers, not CRES.

Wind Energy Systems Engineering: A Grand Vision
Julian Quick (PhD Student, CU Boulder)
Julian is a second-year PhD student at CU Boulder studying turbulent flow modeling. He has been working as a research assistant for the wind energy systems engineering for three years. His work is focused on optimization and uncertainty quantification of wind energy systems. In his free time, he enjoys bee-keeping and gardening.

Wind-speed variability: the varying variable
Joseph Lee (Postdoc, NREL)
Many believe that the average wind speed at a location is the most important factor when deciding wind-turbine installation at a site. Meanwhile, how winds change and fluctuate with time adds uncertainty to wind-power production. In this presentation, you will learn about the role wind-speed variability and how we should select regions for future wind-energy development. Moreover, have the winds in the United States become more or less variable in the past decades?
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Also two reminders: JCRES hosts Rocky Mountain Institute co-founder Hunter Lovins this Thursday, don’t miss this inspiring thought leader and her concrete vision for Energy and Economy in Service To Life:
https://www.meetup.com/J-CRES/events/260891100/

And TONIGHT, Sunday, May 19 we’re screening the National Geographic documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh” about communities taking local action on climate: https://www.meetup.com/J-CRES/events/260890483/