#smarterpower (blog)

Seven Considerations When Deciding To Repower (Or Repair)

August 2, 2017

By Jeremy Tchou, Gill Howard Larsen & Emil Moroz The following is an excerpt of the full article that can be found here. It will...

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Offshore Wind Versus Solar in the Eastern US: An Unexpected Rivalry

June 22, 2017

Less than a decade ago, offshore wind energyand solar PV were similarly priced energy sources. Unsubsidized installed costs for both exceeded $5 per watt, or more than double...

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Pyranometers versus reference cells for solar monitoring

July 10, 2017

As the solar industry gains momentum, there is an increasing need for on-site resource monitoring using pyranometers and reference cells. Peter N. Johnson of AWS...

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Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

November 17, 2016

No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance...But averages can also hide important information. For example, Roger Federer had a better average record than Rafael Nadal at the peak of their professional tennis careers. And yet, Nadal almost always beat Federer on clay, and won the majority of their matches overall. So, which player was “better”?

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