Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 191–202, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-191-2018

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2017

Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 191–202, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-191-2018

Research article 13 Apr 2018

Research article | 13 Apr 2018

On wake modeling, wind-farm gradients, and AEP predictions at the Anholt wind farm

Alfredo Peña et al.

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We analyze the wake of the Anholt offshore wind farm in Denmark by intercomparing models and measurements. We also look at the effect of the land on the wind farm by intercomparing mesoscale winds and measurements. Annual energy production and capacity factor estimates are performed using different approaches. Lastly, the uncertainty of the wake models is determined by bootstrapping the data; we find that the wake models generally underestimate the wake losses.