wind turbine performance Articles

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Small Wind Turbines tested: “Fortis Montana best performance”

    The market for commercial wind turbines is maturing even as they get bigger and bigger, but the market for small wind turbines is quite young, with some people comparing it to the car industry early in the 19th century. Although some manufacturers have been in the business for over two decades, most suppliers are from this millennium. And that shows. As in most immature markets, there are ...


    By Fortis Wind Energy

  • Air concentrating nozzles: a promising option for wind turbines

    Although the use of wind turbines has become necessary in many parts of the world, the actual developments in wind turbines do not concern countries where the average wind speeds are low. The paper introduces a new vertical axis wind rotor using a convergent nozzle for low wind speed areas. This paper brings a detailed theoretical and practical study of air concentrating nozzle and the optimum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Does Wind Turbine Blade Length Really Matter?

    Simply put: Longer wind turbine blade length means greater power production. Blades capture the wind which forces the rotation of the rotor; longer blades means more area for the wind to push against, which means greater force and rotational power. However, how much difference does blade length make overall, in comparison to other factors? There is a standard formula that can be used to apply the ...

  • The effect of ocean waves on offshore wind turbines

    The Ocean has a varying surface roughness where the roughness length is determined by the characteristics of the waves. In this paper, a method is established where the roughness length of the ocean is calculated from the wind speed and the fetch length. The fetch length depends on the wind direction and a case study is performed for a wind turbine exposed to wind blowing in two opposite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Palmdale Water District Wind Turbine Project

    In response to the 2001 California energy crisis, Black & Veatch acted as the owner's engineer through the construction and commissioning phases of the largest net-metered wind energy project in the United States. The California energy crisis in 2001 made headlines around the world. The country's most populous state was caught in a power delivery squeeze and was beset with runaway ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Variable susceptance excitation control for dynamic performance improvement of a stand-alone wind turbine induction generator system

    Isolated wind farms employ simple squirrel cage induction generators driven by variable speed wind turbines. Lacking control capability, such generation can contribute very little to network support. Wind turbines mostly do not take part in voltage and frequency control and if a disturbance occurs, the turbines may be disconnected and reconnected when normal operation has been resumed. From ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Robust vector control strategy for variable speed wind turbines

    The efficiency of the wind power conversions systems can be greatly improved using an appropriate control algorithm. In this work, a robust control for variable speed wind power generation that incorporates a doubly feed induction generator is described. The electrical systems incorporate a wound rotor induction machine with back–to–back three phase power converter bridges between its rotor and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Finite element analysis of turbine generator rotor winding shorted turns

    Abstract Online magnetic flux monitoring via permanently installed air-gap flux probes is a well- established technology to determine the presence of shorted turns in a turbine generator rotor winding. Flux measurements are normally performed using flux probes installed in the machine air gap (on a stator wedge) and connected to portable or permanently installed instruments. In this ...

  • Productivity of small wind turbines for various wind potentials conditions: application in Bulgaria and Corsica

    Less or more accurate power curve models are generally used to simulate the wind turbine electrical production versus the available wind speed. However, if such models are adapted to large machines, this is not the case for small ones. The objective of this paper is to study the impact of different small-scale wind turbines power curves and wind distributions on the electrical production. An ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparative study of the performances of twisted two-bladed and three-bladed airfoil shaped H-Darrieus turbines by computational and experimental methods

    The vertical axis H-Darrieus turbines are simple in construction, self-starting, omni-directional, and self-regulating at all wind speeds. A comparative study of the performances of twisted two-bladed and three-bladed airfoil shaped H-Darrieus turbines was made. The models of the turbines were designed, fabricated, and tested in a subsonic wind tunnel. The power coefficients (C ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • Sub and super-synchronous wind turbine-doubly fed induction generator system implemented as an active power filter

    This paper deals with a wind energy conversion system (WECS), based on a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) and an electromechanical active power filter (APF). The objective is to respond simultaneously to electric energy requirement and power quality concerns. The proposed WECS is able not only to track the maximum power point of the wind energy but also to dampen harmonic currents from the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design of simulator for modelling of wind turbine and transfer of maximum power using buck-boost converter

    A small wind turbine simulator based on a separately excited DC motor-permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) set has been proposed to evaluate the performance of the small wind turbine model. A DC shunt motor is used to produce varying aerodynamic power by varying field current with the help of an IGBT switch. The simulator is an equivalent gearless wind turbine model that fluctuate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Steady-state analysis of doubly fed induction generators for wind turbines using MATLAB

    A wind energy conversion system (WECS) differs from a conventional power system. The power output of a conventional power plant can be controlled whereas; the power output of a WECS depends on the wind. This nature of WECS makes it difficult for analysis, design and management. Various approaches have been developed to study the behaviour of WECS. In this paper, the steady-state characteristics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimal control of matrix converter based WECS for performance and stability enhancement at low wind speeds

    In this paper, optimal control of new wind energy conversion scheme where four-leg improved matrix converter (MC) is used for performance and stability enhancement, particularly for sites where most of the time low wind speeds prevails, has been explained. The power factor at the interface with the grid is controlled by the MC to ensure purely active power injection into the grid for optimal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring Offshore Wind Resources

    To select the right offshore wind site, estimate the future energy output of a wind farm, and determine the best layout for the turbines, project developers must conduct wind resource assessment (WRA) campaigns on site. This is a critical phase of the successful development of wind farms. WRA campaigns on terrestrial sites have traditionally been performed using meteorological towers equipped ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • Seeking a data model to match turbine advances

    With turbines becoming more innovative, how can developers collect accurate wind data that is centered around lower heights and limited points of measurement? In order to sustain wind power’s leadership in renewable energy, developers and operators will need to build and manage wind farms that deliver competitive results over the long term. The most important driver of wind farm ...


  • Performance estimation of HAWT blade using NACA airfoils

    Wind energy is one of the developing resources of renewable energy. In order to increase the use of wind energy, development of wind turbine blade with higher power coefficient plays a vital role. The work being presented here is to give new design of blade for VESTAS V82–1.65MW (HAWT). In this work, NACA airfoils are used for the determination of aerodynamic performance characteristics of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2013 to be Record Year for Offshore Wind

    Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013. Developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, expanding the world total by 20 percent in just six months. Fifteen countries host some 6,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity. Before the year is out, the world total should exceed 7,100 megawatts. Although ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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