WHI-CEC EPIC Program Wind Grant – 2017

WHI-CEC EPIC Program Wind Grant  Application - 20 June 2017

Kevin Wolf, Wind Harvest International, June 2017

In June of 2017 WHI submitted a grant proposal to the California Energy Commission for the project "Researching and developing the potential of VAWTs to double capacities of California’s wind resource regions while preventing harm to birds – Phase I." The following documents were submitted as part of that proposal:

Related Research - Kinetic Energy Flux Measured by Lidar and Its Impacts on Wind Turbines Power Performance

Antoine Bégué*, Beatriz Canadillas, Thomas Neumann, Harald Mellinghoff, Deutsches Windenergie-Institut, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

In the scope of the RAVE (Research at Alpha Ventus) – LIDAR project, wind profile measurements from LIDAR (Leosphere - WindCube) are collected at the offshore platform FINO1. In the present work, some atmospheric parameters, such as the wind shear and the turbulence intensity, are investigated. The kinetic energy flux passing through the rotor area is also calculated by using LIDAR wind speed measurements at different heights. It is compared to the kinetic energy flux resulting only from the wind speed at hub height, as established in the IEC 61400-12-1 [1]. A new wind speed concept, the so-called “equivalent wind speed”, is defined as proposed by Risø DTU [2]. This wind speed takes into account the wind shear...

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