Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 159–176, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 159–176, 2021

Research article 27 Jan 2021

Research article | 27 Jan 2021

Field experiment for open-loop yaw-based wake steering at a commercial onshore wind farm in Italy

Bart M. Doekemeijer et al.

Data sets

TUDelft-DataDrivenControl/FLORISSE_M: Stable version from 2018-2019 B. M. Doekemeijer, R. Storm, and J. Schreiber

NREL/floris: Updates to GCH V/W velocities and cut planes R. M. Mudafort, P. Bachant, K. Fleming, R. Hammond, D. Bensason, K. S. Seim, S Sortland, and T. Martinez

Short summary
This article presents the results of a field experiment investigating wake steering on an onshore wind farm. The measurements show that wake steering leads to increases in power production of up to 35 % for two-turbine interactions and up to 16 % for three-turbine interactions. However, losses in power production are seen for various regions of wind directions. The results suggest that further research is necessary before wake steering will consistently lead to energy gains in wind farms.