Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
Research article
01 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2016

Wind turbine power production and annual energy production depend on atmospheric stability and turbulence

Clara M. St. Martin, Julie K. Lundquist, Andrew Clifton, Gregory S. Poulos, and Scott J. Schreck


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Sep 2016) by Horia Hangan
AR by Clara St. Martin on behalf of the Authors (10 Oct 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (14 Oct 2016) by Horia Hangan
ED: Publish as is (17 Oct 2016) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel (Chief editor)
AR by Clara St. Martin on behalf of the Authors (21 Oct 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We use turbine nacelle-based measurements and measurements from an upwind tower to calculate wind turbine power curves and predict the production of energy. We explore how different atmospheric parameters impact these power curves and energy production estimates. Results show statistically significant differences between power curves and production estimates calculated with turbulence and stability filters, and we suggest implementing an additional step in analyzing power performance data.
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