28 Feb '13, 1pm

How new technologies may push wind energy to new heights

[Editor's note: Kiril Lozanov, CEO of Capital City Renewables, is the husband of author Sarah Lozanova. Capital City Renewables installed the aluminum lattice meteorological tower that is the subject of this article.] In recent years, wind turbine technology has advanced considerably, with many onshore industrial-scale wind turbines in the U.S. now standing at 100 meters and capable of powering more than 1,000 households. Although turbines have advanced greatly, the wind assessment technologies used to determine if a site has suitable wind resources and is economically viable have not kept pace. A recent development, however, is boosting wind data quality, while also reducing the environmental impact and cost of wind data collection. Capital City Renewables recently installed a 100-meter aluminum lattice meteorological tower in Colorado, the second tower of its kind in Nor...

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