Whipping up Wind Power @ Johns Hopkins

The planet’s wind is a powerful but fickle energy source. Unlike nuclear or coal-fired power plants, which churn out electricity on command, wind farms produce an uneven energy supply depending on a day’s powerful gusts or gentle breezes. The scientific challenge is capturing this clean, renewable energy and converting it into a steady stream of electricity.

Through a major initiative under the Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute (E2SHI), the National Science Foundation has awarded Johns Hopkins and collaborators two grants, totaling $6 million over five years, to head international and domestic teams to devise better ways to design and manage large-scale harvesting of intermittent wind power.

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