Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 659–676, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-659-2022
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 659–676, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-659-2022
Research article
24 Mar 2022
Research article | 24 Mar 2022

Validation of wind resource and energy production simulations for small wind turbines in the United States

Lindsay M. Sheridan et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on wes-2021-111', Michael Bergey, 12 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Lindsay Sheridan, 15 Nov 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on wes-2021-111', Andreas Bechmann, 22 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Lindsay Sheridan, 21 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on wes-2021-111', Tom Acker, 22 Nov 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Lindsay Sheridan, 22 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lindsay Sheridan on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2022) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
RR by Andreas Bechmann (10 Jan 2022)
RR by Tom Acker (31 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish as is (20 Feb 2022) by Raúl Bayoán Cal
ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2022) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
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Short summary
The small wind community relies on simplified wind models and energy production simulation tools to obtain energy generation expectations. We gathered actual wind speed and turbine production data across the US to test the accuracy of models and tools for small wind turbines. This study provides small wind installers and owners with the error metrics and sources of error associated with using models and tools to make performance estimates, empowering them to adjust expectations accordingly.