FURI | Spring 2022

Quantifying the Trends in Wind Speed and Wind Power Potential in Arizona

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The task of analyzing long-term wind speed trends across Arizona initially began with sorting data to show what the long-term wind speed trends across Arizona are. Through collection and analysis of the AZMET wind speed data, it was found that the wind speeds tended to decline with respect to time. Using daily wind speed data, the power curves were calculated for wind turbines and were used to show ideal wind turbine locations.

Student researcher

Reed Schill

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Williamstown, New Jersey, United States

Graduation date: Fall 2024