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Public perceptions of offshore wind energy

Offshore wind energy development in Michigan’s Great Lakes is technically feasible, but is it an appropriate use of this treasured resource? The West Michigan Wind Assessment team at Grand Valley State University, led by Dr. Erik Nordman, reviewed studies from around the world on how coastal residents perceive offshore wind farms. The lessons from these […]

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Charging Our Mobile Devices with Wind Power

Dr. Erik Nordman is working with Chadwick International School in Songdo, South Korea to install wind-powered laptop and cell phone charging stations.

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Assessment Buoy Deployment in Lake Michigan

A team of researchers from Grand Valley State University (including Erik Nordman), University of Michigan, and Michigan Natural Features Inventory will deploy a first-of-its-kind wind assessment buoy in Lake Michigan. The buoy will include a LiDAR wind sensor as well as sensors to detect birds and bats and measure waves and currents. http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/03/lake_michigan_buoy_approval_pu.html

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