Articles | Volume 6, issue 5
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1325–1340, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1325-2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1325–1340, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-6-1325-2021

Research article 08 Oct 2021

Research article | 08 Oct 2021

What are the benefits of lidar-assisted control in the design of a wind turbine?

Helena Canet et al.

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ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2021) by Sandrine Aubrun
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Aug 2021) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Lidar-assisted control (LAC) is used to redesign the rotor and tower of three turbines, differing in terms of wind class, size, and power rating. The load reductions enabled by LAC are used to save mass, increase hub height, or extend lifetime. The first two strategies yield reductions in the cost of energy only for the tower of the largest machine, while more interesting benefits are obtained for lifetime extension.