Articles | Volume 6, issue 5
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1143–1167, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1143-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1143–1167, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1143-2021

Research article 09 Sep 2021

Research article | 09 Sep 2021

Objective and algorithm considerations when optimizing the number and placement of turbines in a wind power plant

Andrew P. J. Stanley et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 May 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewer 1', Andrew P. J. Stanley, 27 May 2021
  • AC2: 'Response to reviewer 2', Andrew P. J. Stanley, 27 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Andrew P. J. Stanley on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (26 Jul 2021) by Michael Muskulus
ED: Publish as is (29 Jul 2021) by Joachim Peinke(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
Wind farm layout optimization is an essential part of wind farm design. In this paper, we present different methods to determine the number of turbines in a wind farm, as well as their placement. Also in this paper we explore the effect that the objective function has on the wind farm design and found that wind farm layout is highly sensitive to the objective. The optimal number of turbines can vary greatly, from 15 to 54 for the cases in this paper, depending on the metric that is optimized.