Arne Nielsen- Engineering and Site Selection
Arne joined RPMA in 2007 and RPMA Wind in 2010. He is responsible for identifying and designing wind farm sites that have goal-achieving wind regimes as well as access to available transmission capacity, leading to high quality projects. Arne also conducts sophisticated wind resource assessments that include computer modeling of noise, shadow-flicker, photomontage, wind farm visibility and modeling of wind variations due to terrain and structured array optimization.

A participant in the wind energy industry since its inception in the 1970s, Arne played an important role in developing wind projects in India, Hawaii, California, as well as Iowa. He is one of the original architects of numerous techniques used to identify promising wind farm locations.

Arne has assisted in both the design and retrofit of wind turbines, construction management, and all elements of site management. He is a licensed engineer with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Odense Teknikum with special achievements in electrical controls and regulation.

Arne also has an extensive agricultural background in his native Denmark. He is married with three children and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.