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.


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AR by Bart M. Doekemeijer on behalf of the Authors (26 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Oct 2020) by Johan Meyers
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Nov 2020)
RR by David Verelst (23 Nov 2020)
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2020) by Johan Meyers
ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2020) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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.