As the author points out wind energy is not provided with the government subsidies that other forms of energy, like oil and gas have managed to promote. Consequently the wind energy industry needs to be as cost efficient as possible, especially in evaluating potential wind farm locations.
This is an excellent interview with NRG Systems’ Evan Osler who oversees business development for the WINDCUBE Lidar (light detection and ranging) to talk about how remote sensing is lowering the cost of wind energy. Over the next 20 years it is going to be all about energy. This is where the opportunity is going to be.