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UDaily: When the wind blows - New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality

UDaily: When the wind blows - New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality

Research into the best ways to arrange wind turbines has produced staggering results — quite literally. 

The University of Delaware’s Cristina Archer and her Atmosphere and Energy Research Group found that staggering and spacing out turbines in an offshore wind farm can improve performance by as much as 33 percent. 

“Staggering every other row was amazingly efficient,” said Archer, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering and geography in UD’s