Editor’s note: This article comes from the first few paragraphs of a free e-book authored by Fredrick Larsson at Sweden-based Breeze. He says the book is An evaluation of quantitative methods to measure effects of power performance upgrades to wind turbines and is Part 1 of 3: Mapping of methods to increase power performance.
The following document is a summary of the first deliverable in a project to evaluate quantitative methods to measure effects of power performance upgrades to wind turbines. The project is a Master Thesis in collaboration between the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Sweden-based Breeze, a company that develops wind farm monitoring software.
The project consists of three deliverables.
- Map upgrades for increased power performance from wind turbines
- Describe the dynamics between manufactures and owners of wind turbines
- Evaluate methods for measuring power performance upgrading
The purpose of this work is to incorporate methods of evaluating power performance
upgrades into the Breeze Production wind farm management system.
This document presents a general overview of which methods and products are available for improving power performance, rather than presenting specific solutions of the individual actors. Focus is on wind turbines that have a nominal capacity greater than 1 MW.
Emphasis is placed on general upgrading techniques and concepts. Other means of improving production such improving power quality, availability and extending the lifespan, are not covered. The upgrading methods presented are mainly based on the current product portfolios of OEMs and other actors.
Twelve of the largest wind turbine manufacturers established on the international market have been studied, along with other actors within the performance optimization field.
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