Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 651–665, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-651-2018
Wind Energ. Sci., 3, 651–665, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-3-651-2018

Research article 24 Sep 2018

Research article | 24 Sep 2018

Interannual variability of wind climates and wind turbine annual energy production

Sara C. Pryor et al.

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WRF output. Resolution: 12 km. Domain: Eastern North America S. C. Pryor, R. J. Barthelmie, and T. J. Shepherd https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1257144

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Short summary
The interannual variability (IAV) of annual energy production (AEP) from wind turbines due to IAV in wind speeds from proposed wind farms plays a key role in dictating project financing but is only poorly constrained. This study provides improved quantification of IAV over eastern N. America using purpose-performed long-term numerical simulations. It may be appropriate to reduce the IAV applied to preconstruction AEP estimates, which would decrease the cost of capital for wind farm developments.