Investigating the possibility of using different hub height wind turbines in a wind farm Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Many researchers have focused on the layout design of a wind farm using the computational methods. Most of previous researches focused on relevant large cell size and using same hub height wind turbines. In this paper, the authors investigate the possibility of using different hub height wind turbines in a wind farm. A limited area (2 km × 2 km) with constant wind speed and direction is considered as the potential wind farm area, and a nested genetic algorithm is used as optimisation algorithm. Two different hub height wind turbines are introduced with two different cell sizes. Power output, cost, payback period, and total profit are selected as evaluation criteria when comparing the layouts with same hub height wind turbines with the layouts with different hub height wind turbines. The results demonstrate that it is feasible and possible to use different hub height wind turbines in a wind farm.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, Y., Li, H., Jin, K., & Elkassabgi, Y.

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM