Ph.D. candidate Tyler Hansen in the UMass economics department, a member of the Wind Energy Fellows program, recently accepted a two-year postdoc position at the Department of Wind Energy at the Technical University of Denmark, starting Fall 2021. The position is focused on offshore wind energy economics and policy.
Professor Erin Baker was recently featured on the Podcast out of BYU called Top of Mind. She speaks about the new focus on the wind and the Biden administration's new plan to build enough offshore wind farms to create a capacity of 30,000 megawatts.
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UMass Associate Professor Golbon Zakeri will moderate a panel discussion on the very recent power events in Texas, on Wednesday March 3rd at 11:00 am - 12:00pm EST. The panelists below have graciously agreed to participate in this discussion.
Wind Energy Center faculty members Lackner, Baker, and Zakeeri receive $6.3 Million to ensure energy transition is sustainable and equitable. A new program to explore and develop the transition to sustainable energy and promoting the socioeconomic equity of communities.
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James Manwell, director of the UMass Wind Energy Center, comments in an article about the state of New Jersey’s plans to turn 30 acres along the eastern shore of the Delaware River into a staging area for assembling offshore wind turbines. Manwell says it would make more sense for the federal government to coordinate construction between the states, like it did with shipbuilding during World War II. (The Washington Post, 6/17/20).
Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate Evan Gaertner is working with researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop systems engineering software platforms for wind energy. Gaertner’s own work utilizes these tools for optimization of floating offshore wind turbine rotors.