NREL field trials validate wind-turbine wake steering impacts

By Michelle Froese NREL’s experimental design for the wake steering field campaign incorporated lidar measurements of atmospheric conditions. (Photo by Andrew Scholbrock; NREL)
With funding from the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has developed the FLOw Redirection and Induction in Steady State (FLORIS) model to help wind plant operators optimize turbine interactions. This open-source software lets users design controllers that can choose the best yaw angles for wind-turbine operation under different conditions. (Read more here.)
Over the past few years, NREL researchers have conducted several small-scale campaigns to validate FLORIS predictions. One and two-turbine studies at NREL’s National Wind Technology Center

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