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Wind Energy Science The interactive open-access journal of the European Academy of Wind Energy
Wind Energ. Sci., 2, 295-306, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2-295-2017
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02 Jun 2017
Atmospheric turbulence affects wind turbine nacelle transfer functions
Clara M. St. Martin et al.

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We use upwind and nacelle-based measurements from a wind turbine and investigate the influence of atmospheric stability and turbulence regimes on nacelle transfer functions (NTFs) used to correct nacelle-mounted anemometer measurements. This work shows that correcting nacelle winds using NTFs results in similar energy production estimates to those obtained using upwind tower-based wind speeds. Further, stability and turbulence metrics have been found to have an effect on NTFs below rated speed.
We use upwind and nacelle-based measurements from a wind turbine and investigate the influence...
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