Wind farm optimisation

Front-row turbines in offshore wind farms catch most of the wind. At the same time, they cause slipstreams many kilometres in length, characterised by slower wind and increased turbulence, thereby negatively impacting downstream wind energy systems. Processes to date modelling such slipstream systems are imprecise or require considerable processing power. In order to better model these slipstream systems, scientists at the Center for Wind Energy Research (Zentrum für Windenergieforschung - ForWind) have developed a new model and software that help optimise farms. Both can be used to precisely forecast wind farm output and optimise the farm layout.




Profile: project engineer, project developer, investor

Technology: wind energy

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Opinion panel

“The Ossberger cross-flow turbine has only three moving parts: the rotor and the two guide vanes. The bearing for the guide vanes needs no maintenance and the bearing for the rotor is easily accessible out of the water. This results in very low operating costs!”

Dipl. Ing. Holger Franke, Sales Manager, Ossberger GmbH + Co