The decision model of 3-dimensional wind farm layout design

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-258
Journal / PublicationRenewable Energy
Volume85
Early online date29 Jun 2015
StatePublished - Jan 2016

Abstract

This research investigates the maximization of the expected wind farm power output through optimizing the layout of wind turbines as well as their heights. A model for determining the wind farm layout in 3-dimensional (3-d) space is introduced. The objective of the layout design is to maximize the expected wind farm power output. To estimate the wind deficit in 3-d space, a linear 3-d wake loss model is developed and a criterion for identifying wakes affecting on a targeted wind turbine is constructed. The proposed model is complex and, therefore, solved by an evolutionary strategy algorithm. A comparative analysis of the proposed model and a benchmark model is conducted. In the computational study, the design solution offered by the proposed model indicates that the expected wind farm power output could be increased by choosing wind turbines with different heights.

Research Area(s)

  • 3-d layout planning, Evolutionary algorithms, Wake effect, Wind energy, Wind farm

Citation Format(s)

The decision model of 3-dimensional wind farm layout design. / Song, Zhe; Zhang, Zijun; Chen, Xingying.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 85, 01.2016, p. 248-258.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review