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https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-8-1453-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-8-1453-2023
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19 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2023

A neighborhood search integer programming approach for wind farm layout optimization

Juan-Andrés Pérez-Rúa, Mathias Stolpe, and Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis

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With the challenges of ensuring secure energy supplies and meeting climate targets, wind energy is on course to become the cornerstone of decarbonized energy systems. This work proposes a new method to optimize wind farms by means of smartly placing wind turbines within a given project area, leading to more green-energy generation. This method performs satisfactorily compared to state-of-the-art approaches in terms of the resultant annual energy production and other high-level metrics.
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