Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 615–640, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-615-2017
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 615–640, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-615-2017
Research article
19 Dec 2017
Research article | 19 Dec 2017

Wind inflow observation from load harmonics

Marta Bertelè et al.

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The rotor of a wind turbine is used to determine some important parameters of the wind, including the direction of the wind vector relative to the rotor disk and horizontal and vertical shears. The method works by using measurements provided by existing onboard load sensors. The observed wind characteristics can be used to implement advanced features in smart wind turbine and wind farm controllers.