Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 885–901, 2021
Wind Energ. Sci., 6, 885–901, 2021

Research article 08 Jun 2021

Research article | 08 Jun 2021

Model-based design of a wave-feedforward control strategy in floating wind turbines

Alessandro Fontanella et al.

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Floating wind is a key technology to harvest the abundant wind energy resource of deep waters. This research introduces a new way of controlling the wind turbine to better deal with the action of waves. The turbine is made aware of the incoming waves, and the information is exploited to enhance power production.