Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 29–49, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-29-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 29–49, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-29-2020

Research article 03 Jan 2020

Research article | 03 Jan 2020

Cluster wakes impact on a far-distant offshore wind farm's power

Jörge Schneemann et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Nov 2019) by Rebecca Barthelmie
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ED: Publish as is (19 Nov 2019) by Rebecca Barthelmie
ED: Publish as is (19 Nov 2019) by Gerard J.W. van Bussel(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Offshore wind farm clusters cause reduced wind speeds in downstream regions which can extend over more than 50 km. We analysed the impact of these so-called cluster wakes on a distant wind farm using remote-sensing wind measurements and power production data. Cluster wakes caused power losses up to 55 km downstream in certain atmospheric states. A better understanding of cluster wake effects reduces uncertainties in offshore wind resource assessment and improves offshore areal planning.