Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 257–267, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-257-2017

Special issue: The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE) 2016

Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 257–267, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-257-2017

Research article 23 May 2017

Research article | 23 May 2017

Lidar-based wake tracking for closed-loop wind farm control

Steffen Raach et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Mar 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso
AR by Steffen Raach on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Mar 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Mar 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Apr 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Apr 2017) by Carlo L. Bottasso(Chief Editor)
AR by Steffen Raach on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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This work provides a possible solution to closed-loop flow control in a wind farm. The remote sensing technology, lidar, which is a laser-based measurement system, is used to obtain wind speed information behind a wind turbine. The measurements are processed using a model-based approach to estimate position information of the wake. The information is then used in a controller to redirect the wake to the desired position. Altogether, the concept aims to increase the power output of a wind farm.