Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Research article
26 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2023

An investigation of spatial wind direction variability and its consideration in engineering models

Anna von Brandis, Gabriele Centurelli, Jonas Schmidt, Lukas Vollmer, Bughsin' Djath, and Martin Dörenkämper

Model code and software

Farm Optimization and eXtended yield Evaluation Software (v0.3.4-doi) J. Schmidt

Short summary
We propose that considering large-scale wind direction changes in the computation of wind farm cluster wakes is of high relevance. Consequently, we present a new solution for engineering modeling tools that accounts for the effect of such changes in the propagation of wakes. The new model is evaluated with satellite data in the German Bight area. It has the potential to reduce uncertainty in applications such as site assessment and short-term power forecasting.
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