Wind resource influenced by cluster wind farms (blue dots)
For most offshore applications, the wind resource for the target wind farm is non-uniform, and in most cases it is influenced significantly by existing or future wind farm installations.
Wind & Economy uses a specialised meso-scale model to calculate the long term wind climate in the area under consideration, with and without taking into account surrounding wind farms.
These model calculations give an immediate insight into
- variations of the wind resource over the wind farm area
- energy lost by wake effects from surrounding wind farms
- particular effects from large wind farm installations, including how they influence their own wind resource
Wind & Economy GIS Map North Sea
"Certainty about the actual wind resource and short wind farm development times are essential contributions to our goal, signiﬁcantly reducing the cost of offshore wind energy."
Dr. Hans-Peter Waldl, Managing Director Overspeed.