A China Project study led by Prof. LU Xi (now at Tsinghua U.) and Project Chair Prof. Michael McELROY, comparing the challenges of wind power development in China and the U.S., is the cover article of Nature Energy. The paper decomposes factors contributing to wind power underperformance, including curtailment, differences in turbine quality, and delayed grid connection. The paper is also subject of a "News and Views" commentary in the same issue by Joanna I. Lewis of Georgetown University. It is covered in Bloomberg News here. See also coverage of the article on Tsinghua University's homepage and on Harvard SEAS news and events page.
June 4, 2016