Information About Me:
Jeff Freedman

Jeff Freedman
Research Associate

Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
State University of New York at Albany
251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203
(518) 437-8737
(518) 437-8758(fax)
jfreedman@albany.edu

Research Areas:

  • Renewable Energy

Dr. Freedman´s main research focus is on renewable energy issues, including work on improving wind and solar power production forecasting, resource assessment, weather and climate influences, and the interaction of wind farms with the atmospheric boundary layer. Key issues I am currently investigating include:

1) uncertainty in wind and solar resource assessment;

2) using remote sensing measurement systems (LiDAR and SoDAR) for renewable energy applications;

3) detecting trends in the wind and solar resource; and

4) reliability of short-term power forecasting. Recent sponsored research includes the Wind Forecasting Improvement Project (WFIP), a two-year Department of Energy (DOE)/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study to demonstrate the value of additional atmospheric observations and model enhancements on wind energy production forecasts, and the development of the Solar Wind Integrated Forecast Tool (SWIFT), a state-of-the-art forecasting service for Hawaii´s electric utilities.