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Offshore Wind IGERT Student Presentations

Title: The Effects of Soil Damping on Monopile-Supported Offshore Wind Turbines" Description: Random wind and waves acting on monopile-supported offshore wind turbines have load frequencies close to the resonant structural frequency. This condition necessitates a careful consideration of all sources of damping in order to reduce the loads on the structure. Of all the sources of damping (aerodynamic, hydrodynamic, structural, and soil), soil damping has been the least investigated.

American Wind Wildlife Institute: A Unique, Collaborative Solution to Reducing Risks to Wildlife and Enabling Responsible Wind Energy Development

I will describe the organization, its members, and the tools and research that AWWI promotes to better understand the risks of wind energy development to wildlife to enable wind energy to reach its potential for reducing climate change. I will also touch on the challenges we face in reconciling the uncertainty in the risks of impacts to wildlife from wind energy projects and the greater risk of catastrophic impacts of unlimited climate change.

On-site Spiral Welding of Tall Wind Turbine Towers

Today, few turbines have hub-heights above 80m or 100m because of constraints associated with delivering the towers to the install site. Taller towers would ideally have diameters that exceed 4.3m, but this would make them too large to fit under overpasses and power lines. Keystone Tower Systems has developed an on-site manufacturing process that allows towers to be fabricated at the wind farm, enabling the cost effective production of much taller towers.

Cape Wind Update

Mr. Rodgers is Cape Wind’s media spokesperson and he writes Cape Wind's press releases. Mr. Rodgers develops Cape Wind’s communications content for the project website and social media and he has authored several project articles for scientific journals and magazines. Mr. Rodgers oversees Cape Wind's public relations and he has delivered over 300 project presentations to a variety of stakeholder groups over the past 11 years. Mr. Rodgers is also responsible for managing Cape Wind’s relationships with environmental, labor, health, and trade stakeholders.

By Stealth or by Spotlight: Overcoming Barriers to Municipal Climate Action

How does change happen at the municipal level?  What barriers exist and how can they be overcome?  In this talk Associate Professor Hamin describes existing theories of the barriers to uptake of climate change adaptation (CCA) in municipal governments, and then connects those barriers to alternative approaches to achieving adaptation within municipal organizations.  The alternative approaches are argued to include full-on adaptation planning, a more technically-oriented mainstreaming approach, and a ‘stealth’ approach wherein policies with co-benefits are highlighted without much discussion

Offshore Wind IGERT student presentations

“Innovation and technology flows in renewable energy industries: a research plan”

This presentation will outline a research plan aimed at understanding innovation and technology flows in renewable energy industry development, with emphasis on offshore wind energy, using an innovation systems framework and network analysis approach. The study will provide insights into how innovation networks contribute to the development of RE industries and the diffusion of RE technologies.

"Adiabatic Offshore Compressed Air Energy Storage for Grid Integration of Offshore Wind"

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