Clustering Wind Profile Shapes to Estimate Airborne Wind Energy Production

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Abstract

Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) systems use tethered flying devices to access higher altitudes, typically up to 500 meter, where wind is generally stronger and more persistent. To estimate the Annual Energy Production (AEP) of AWE systems, the wind speed statistics close to the ground are typically extrapolated to higher altitudes, introducing substantial uncertainties. A methodology is developed for characterising a site’s wind resource using a set of wind profile shapes. It is demonstrated how this wind resource representation is used together with a performance model to do fast AEP calculations for flexible-kite pumping AWE systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages93-93
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAWEC 2019: 8th international Airborne Wind Energy Conference - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Oct 201916 Oct 2019
Conference number: 8
http://www.awec2019.com

Conference

ConferenceAWEC 2019: 8th international Airborne Wind Energy Conference
Abbreviated titleAWEC 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period14/10/1916/10/19
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