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Selected Publications on Wind Energy Technologies

Below are recent publications on wind energy technologies.

Large Wind Turbines

Aeroelastic Instabilities of Large Offshore and Onshore Wind Turbines: Preprint.
Authors: Bir, G.; Jonkman, J.

Characteristics of Wind Turbines Under Normal and Fault Conditions: Preprint.
Authors: Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C. P.; Parsons, B.; Ellis, A.

Coastal and Marine Tall-Tower Data Analysis: Preprint.
Authors: Schwartz, M.; Elliott, D.; Scott, G.

Designing and Testing Controls to Mitigate Tower Dynamic Loads in the Controls Advanced Research Turbine: Preprint.
Authors: Wright, A. D.; Fingersh, L. J.; Stol, K. A.  

Development and Validation of WECC Variable Speed Wind Turbine Dynamic Models for Grid Integration Studies.
Authors: Behnke, M.; Ellis, A.; Kazachkov, Y.; McCoy, T.; Muljadi, E.; Price, W.; Sanchez-Gasca, J.

Development and Verification of a Fully Coupled Simulator for Offshore Wind Turbines: Preprint.
Authors: Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl, M. L. Jr.

DOE Wind Program Update: June 4, 2006
Authors: Cotrell, J., Miner, L., O'Dell, K.

Engineering Challenges for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines.
Authors: Butterfield, S.; Musial, W.; Jonkman, J.; Sclavounos, P.

Future of Wind Energy Technology in the United States
Authors: Thresher, R.; Robinson, M.; Veers, P. Published 2009.

High Wind Penetration Impact on U.S. Wind Manufacturing Capacity and Critical Resources.
Authors: Laxson, A.; Hand, M. M.; Blair, N.,

IEA Wind Annex XX: HAWT Aerodynamics and Models from Wind Tunnel Measurements; Final Report
Author: Schreck, S. Published 2009.

Impact of Balancing Areas Size, Obligation Sharing, and Ramping Capability on Wind Integration: Preprint.
Authors: Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.

Impact of Energy Imbalance Tariff on Wind Energy.
Authors: Wan, Y.; Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.,

Improving Wind Turbine Gearbox Reliability: Preprint.
Authors: Musial, W.; Butterfield, S.; McNiff, B.

Lidar for Turbine Control: March 1, 2005 - November 30, 2005
Authors: Harris, M.; Hand, M.; Wright, A.

Loads Analysis of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Using Fully Coupled Simulation: Preprint.
Authors: Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl, M. L., Jr.

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase I: Prototype Multi-Megawatt Low Wind Speed Turbine; General Electric Wind Energy, LLC. Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Author: Laxson, A.

Modal Dynamics of Large Wind Turbines with Different Support Structures
Authors: Bir, G.; Jonkman, J. Published 2009.

Multi-Megawatt Turbine Research (Fact Sheet). National Wind Technology Center (NWTC), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Published 2010.

Necessity and Requirements of a Collaborative Effort to Develop a Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facility in North America
Authors: Cotrell, J.; Musial, W.; Hughes, S.

OC3 — Benchmark Exercise of Aero-Elastic Offshore Wind Turbine Codes: Preprint.
Authors: Passon, P.; Kuhn, M.; Butterfield, S.; Jonkman, J.; Camp, T.; Larsen, T. J. 

Ocean Energy Technology Development (Presentation).
Authors: Robinson, M.

Offshore Wind Technology Overview (Presentation).
Authors: Robinson, M.; Musial, W.

Primer: The DOE Wind Energy Program's Approach to Calculating Cost of Energy: July 9, 2005 - July 8, 2006
Authors: George, K.; Schweizer, T. Published 2009.

Spectral Content and Spatial Scales in Unsteady Rotationally Augmented Flow Fields: Preprint.
Authors: Schreck, S. J.

Summary Report of Wind Farm Data: September 2008
Author: Wan, Y. H. Published 2009.

Wind Energy Guide for County Commissioners.
Authors: Costanti, M.

Wind Energy Status and Future Wind Engineering Challenges. Preprint.
Author: Thresher, R.; Schreck, S.; Robinson, M.; Veers, P. Published 2009.

Wind Energy Technology: Current Status and R&D Future
Authors: Thresher, R.; Robinson, M.; Veers, P. Published 2009.

Wind Farm Aggregation Impact on Power Quality.
Authors: Bialasiewicz, J. T.; Muljadi, E.

Wind Turbine Design Cost and Scaling Model.
Authors: Fingersh, L.; Hand, M.; Laxson, A.

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Low-Wind-Speed Technology

Development of an Operations and Maintenance Cost Model to Identify Cost of Energy Savings for Low Wind Speed Turbines: July 2, 2004 – June 30, 2008
Authors: Poore, R. Published 2008.

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Development of a 2-MW Direct-Drive Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speed Sites; Northern Power Systems. Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Authors: Laxson, A.

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Investigation of the Application of Medium-Voltage Variable-Speed Drive Technology to Improve the Cost of Energy from Low Wind Speed Turbines; Behnke, Erdman and Whitaker Engineering, Inc Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Author: Laxson, A.

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Sweep-Twist Blade Design and Fabrication with Atmospheric Test Verification. Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Authors: Ashwill, T.; Schrek, S.

Low Wind Speed Turbine Development Project Report: November 2002 – December 2006
Author: A. Mikhail. Published 2009.

Technology Improvement Opportunities for Low Wind Speed Turbines and Implications for Cost of Energy Reduction: July 9, 2005 - July 8, 2006
Authors: Cohen, J.; Schweizer, T.; Laxson, A.; Butterflied, S.; Schreck, S.; Fingersh, L.; Veers, P.; Ashwill, T. Published 2008.

WindPACT Turbine Rotor Design Study: June 2000 - June 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Malcolm, D. J.; Hansen, A. C.

Wind Power Today. U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Author: O'Dell, K.

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Offshore Wind Energy

Aeroelastic Instabilities of Large Offshore and Onshore Wind Turbines: Preprint.
Authors: Bir, G.; Jonkman, J.

Coupled Dynamic Modeling of Floating Wind Turbine Systems: Preprint
Authors: Wayman, E. N.; Sclavounos, P. D.; Butterfield, S.; Jonkman, J.; Musial, W.

Definition of a 5-MW Reference Wind Turbine for Offshore System Development
Authors: Jonkman, J.; Butterfield, S.; Musial, W.; Scott, G. Published 2009.

Development of Fully Coupled Aeroelastic and Hydrodynamic Models for Offshore Wind Turbines: Preprint
Authors: Jonkman, J. M.; Sclavounos, P. D.

Development and Verification of a Fully Coupled Simulator for Offshore Wind Turbines: Preprint.
Authors: Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl, M. L. Jr.

Energy from Offshore Wind: Preprint
Authors: Musial, W.; Butterfield, S.; Ram, B.

Engineering Challenges for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines.
Authors: Butterfield, S.; Musial, W.; Jonkman, J.; Sclavounos, P.

Influence of Control on the Pitch Damping of a Floating Wind Turbine
Author: Jonkman, J.M. Published 2009.

Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Opportunities and Barriers
Authors: Musial, W.; Ram, B.

Loads Analysis of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Using Fully Coupled Simulation: Preprint.
Authors: Jonkman, J. M.; Buhl, M. L., Jr.

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Developing Techniques to Evaluate the Designs and Operating Environments of Offshore Wind Turbines in the Mid-Atlantic and Lower Great Lakes Region; AWS Truewind, LLC. Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Author: Laxson, A.

Low Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Concepts: Fully Coupled Dynamic Response Simulations; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Author: Laxson, A.

OC3 — Benchmark Exercise of Aero-Elastic Offshore Wind Turbine Codes: Preprint.
Authors: Passon, P.; Kuhn, M.; Butterfield, S.; Jonkman, J.; Camp, T.; Larsen, T. J. 

Ocean Energy Technology Development (Presentation).
Authors: Robinson, M.

Offshore Code Comparison Collaboration within IEA Wind Annex XXIII: Phase III Results Regarding Tripod Support Structure
Authors: Nichols, J.; Camp, T.; Jonkman, J.; Butterfield, S.; Larsen, T.; Hansen, A.; Azcona, J.; Martinez, A.; Munduate, X.; Vorpahl, F.; Kleinhansl, S.; Kohlmeier, M.; Kossel, T.; Boker, C.; Kaufer, D. Published 2009

Offshore Wind Technology Overview (Presentation).
Authors: Robinson, M.; Musial, W.

Status of Offshore Wind Energy Projects, Policies and Programs in the United States
Authors: Musial, W.; Ram, B. Published 2009.

Status of Wave and Tidal Power Technologies for the United States
Author: Musial, W. Published 2009.

Wind Resource Mapping for United States Offshore Areas: Preprint
Authors: Elliott, D.; Schwartz, M.

Wind Speed Technology Phase II: Semisubmersible Platform and Anchor Foundation Systems for Wind Turbine Support; Concept Marine Associates, Inc. Wind Energy Program Technology Portfolio (Fact Sheet)
Author: Laxson, A.

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Small Wind Turbines

Analysis of the Technical and Economic Potential for Mid-Scale Distributed Wind: December 2007 - October 31, 2008
Authors: Kwartin, R.; Wolfrum, A.; Granfield, K.; Kagel, A.; Appleton, A. Published 2008.

Annual Report on U.S. Wind Power Installation, Cost, and Performance Trends: 2006.
Authors: Wiser, R.; Bolinger, M.

Expanding Small Wind Turbine Certification Testing - Establishment of Regional Test Centers (Poster).
Jimenez, A.; Bowen, A.; Forsyth, T.; Huskey, A.; Sinclair, K.; van Dam, J.; Smith, J. Published 2010.

How to Build a Small Wind Energy Business: Lessons from California; Preprint.
Author: Sinclair, K.

Integrated Wind Energy/Desalination System: October 11, 2004 - July 29, 2005.
Author: GE Global Research.

Lessons Learned from the U.S. Photovoltaics Industry: Implications for Distributed Wind (Presentation)
Authors: Forsyth, T.; Tombari, C.; Nelson, M.

Overcoming Technical and Market Barriers for Distributed Wind Applications: Reaching the Mainstream: Preprint
Authors: Rhoads-Weaver, H.; Forsyth, T.

Potential for Reducing Blade-Tip Acoustic Emissions for Small Wind Turbines.
Authors: Migliore, P. Published 2009.

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Maryland Consumer's Guide (Revised).
Published 2010.

Viability of Small Wind Distributed Generation for Farmers Who Irrigate (Poster).
Meadows, B.; Forsyth, T.; Johnson, S.; Healow, D. Published 2010.

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