Site-Specific Design Optimization of 1.5–2.0 MW Wind Turbines

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Peter Fuglsang, Kenneth Thomsen

Wind Energy and Atmospheric Physics Department Risø National Laboratory P.O. Box 49, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(4), 296-303 (Feb 01, 2001) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1404433 History: Received March 01, 1998; Revised February 01, 2001
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Overview of the design tool with necessary input and calculation models
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Wind farm layout. Horizontal and vertical spacing was 5 rotor diameters.
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Turbulence intensity for normal flat terrain and for offshore free flow and wake flow
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Percentage difference for design loads and annual energy production for normal flat terrain and for the offshore wind farm
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Fatigue damage distribution for MFlapf and MTowerf, divided into normal operation in: 4<V<14 and 14<V<26 and operation at V=25 with yaw error, y=±30°
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Relative cost distribution on main components; NT: Normal flat terrain, OS: Offshore wind farm
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Variation in reduction of cost of energy with change in design variables




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