Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 125–139, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-125-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 125–139, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-125-2020

Research article 20 Jan 2020

Research article | 20 Jan 2020

The effect of wind direction shear on turbine performance in a wind farm in central Iowa

Miguel Sanchez Gomez and Julie K. Lundquist

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AR by Miguel Sanchez Gomez on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Sep 2019) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel
RR by Rozenn Wagner (01 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Nov 2019) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel
AR by Miguel Sanchez Gomez on behalf of the Authors (16 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Nov 2019) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel
ED: Publish as is (21 Nov 2019) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Wind turbine performance depends on various atmospheric conditions. We quantified the effect of the change in wind direction and speed with height (direction and speed wind shear) on turbine power at a wind farm in Iowa. Turbine performance was affected during large direction shear and small speed shear conditions and favored for the opposite scenarios. These effects make direction shear significant when analyzing the influence of different atmospheric variables on turbine operation.