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GVSU Lake Michigan wind buoy collecting data for potential offshore wind farm developments

Lake Michigan wind buoyAs a public controversy and a viable alternative energy source, Lake Michigan offshore wind farms have disappeared from West Michigan radar screens.

But the Grand Valley State University Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center continues to directly study the wind patterns in the middle of Lake Michigan, gathering a tremendous volume of data for future scientists and wind energy developers.

The bottom line of the initial GVSU research data: There is plenty of wind in the middle of Lake Michigan for commercial wind energy production. The steady and consistent winds are closer to the surface of the water than expected.  more...

Environment  Wind  
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