Lifestyle Choices Impact How Humans Age. The Same Goes for Wind and Solar Plants

By [email protected] Ryan Wiser leads the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where Mark Bolinger is a research scientist.


Aging is a fact of life, for people and equipment alike. But the negative impact of aging on wind and solar power plants is being reduced thanks to maturing technologies and commercial practices.

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have taken a new look at how wind and solar generators are performing in the field, leveraging data from the sizable U.S. utility-scale wind and solar fleets.

A paper in the journal Joule finds that older wind turbines, installed in the late 1990s and early

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