Record number :

1502582

Title of article :

Review of power curve modelling for wind turbines

Author/Authors :

Carrillo، نويسنده , , C. and Obando Montaٌo، نويسنده , , A.F. and Cidrلs، نويسنده , , J. and Dيaz-Dorado، نويسنده , , E.، نويسنده ,

Issue Information :

روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2013

Pages :

10

From page :

572

To page :

581

Abstract :

Currently, variable speed wind turbine generators (VSWTs) are the type of wind turbines most widely installed. For wind energy studies, they are usually modelled by means the approximation of the manufacturer power curve using a generic equation. In literature, several expressions to do this approximation can be found; nevertheless, there is not much information about which is the most appropriate to represent the energy produced by a VSWT. For this reason, in this paper, it is carried out a review of the equations commonly used to represent the power curves of VSWTs: polynomial power curve, exponential power curve, cubic power curve and approximate cubic power curve. They have been compared to manufacturer power curves by using the coefficients of determination, as fitness indicators, and by using the estimation of energy production. Data gathered from nearly 200 commercial VSWTs, ranging from 225 to 7500 kW, has been used for this analysis. Results of the analysis presented in the paper show that exponential and cubic approximations give the higher R2 values and the lower error in energy estimation. With the approximate cubic power curve quite high values of R2 and low errors in energy estimation are achieved, which makes this kind of approximation very interesting due to its simplicity. Finally, the polynomial power curve shows the worst results mainly due to its sensitivity to the data given by the manufacturer.

Keywords :

Power curve , Wind Energy , Variable speed wind turbine generator , Curve fitting

Journal title :

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Serial Year :

2013

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