Open Source and Ocean Breezes

Robert Griffin, an economist with the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University has proposed creating open source software to gather data and control ocean-based turbines for wind generation.  He is proposing an open source wind energy model that predicts energy production, wind energy value and other key metrics associated with offshore wind energy.” 

The Natural Capital Project is a partnership among Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund, and the University of Minnesota.  The proposal is part of InVest, the “Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs” project.