Articles | Volume 6, issue 6
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1455–1472, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 1455–1472, 2021

Research article 15 Nov 2021

Research article | 15 Nov 2021

On the effects of inter-farm interactions at the offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus

Vasilis Pettas et al.

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Cited articles

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Short summary
This study aims to quantify the effect of inter-farm interactions based on long-term measurement data from the Alpha Ventus (AV) wind farm and the nearby FINO1 platform. AV was initially the only operating farm in the area, but in subsequent years several farms were built around it. This setup allows us to quantify the farm wake effects on the microclimate of AV and also on turbine loads and operational characteristics depending on the distance and size of the neighboring farms.