Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 867–884, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-867-2020
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 867–884, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-867-2020

Research article 07 Jul 2020

Research article | 07 Jul 2020

Field testing of a local wind inflow estimator and wake detector

Johannes Schreiber et al.

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This paper validates a method to estimate the vertical wind shear and detect the presence and location of an impinging wake with field data. Shear and wake awareness have multiple uses, from turbine and farm control to monitoring and forecasting. Results indicate a very good correlation between the estimated vertical shear and the one measured by a met mast and a remarkable ability to locate and track the motion of an impinging wake on an affected rotor.