Preliminary assessment of climate change impacts on the UK onshore wind energy resource

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Abstract

Wind power is currently the fastest growing renewable technology and will play a significant role in constraining the extent of climate change. However, the very fact that its ‘fuel source’ is driven by the climate may leave it exposed as climate changes over the coming decades. In this preliminary assessment, the potential for changes in climate to affect the significant onshore wind resource in the United Kingdom (UK) is explored using the regional climate change scenarios published by the UK Climate Impacts Programme in 2002. The scenarios indicate seasonal changes in potential wind production with winter production generally increasing while summer decreases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1286-1299
Number of pages14
JournalEnergy Sources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects
Volume30
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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