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Technical Solutions to Offshore and Land-Based Wind Siting and Environmental Challenges

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a.      Technical Solutions to Offshore and Land-Based Wind Siting and Environmental Challenges

This subtopic aims to support technical solutions to offshore and land-based wind siting challenges including impacts on wildlife, radar systems, wind farm neighbors, and other human activities [5, 6]. Technological improvements funded under this topic may be focused on advancements to software, instrumentation, or combined hardware/software systems.

 

If validation of technologies at a wind turbine or wind farm is a part of the scope of the Phase I effort, a willing host site must be identified in the letter of intent, and a letter of commitment must be provided in the full proposal. Additionally, if access to wind farm data is needed for successful Phase I completion, confirmation of access to that data should be noted in the letter of intent, and a letter of commitment must be provided in the full proposal.

 

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

·         Technologies aimed at increasing efficacy and/or reducing the cost of environmental impact monitoring or impact minimization for land-based or offshore wind, with an emphasis on novel approaches or tools.

·         Technologies aimed at evaluating or reducing impacts of land-based or offshore wind energy development on wind farm neighbors. For offshore wind this includes tools aimed at evaluating or minimizing impacts on coastal communities, historic properties and settings, cultural landscapes, and co-users of ocean space.

 

Questions – Contact: Jocelyn Brown-Saracino, Jocelyn.Brown-Saracino@EE.Doe.Gov

 

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