Developing a linear model for estimating the capacity factor of wind turbines

Zahedi, A. (2011) Developing a linear model for estimating the capacity factor of wind turbines. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, pp. 1-5. From: AUPEC 2011 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 25-28 September 2011, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Capacity Factor (CF) is a convenient, dimensionless quantity, which connects rated power of a wind turbine to the actual amount of energy that the wind turbine can deliver. In mathematical form, CF is the ratio of average power to rated power. Before a wind turbine is being installed, it would be useful to estimate how high the CF of the wind turbine would be when it is operating. A high capacity factor would mean that the wind turbine is driving much of its energy in the flat region of the power curve above the rated wind speed. The objective of this paper is to present the results of a study conducted to develop a simple and linear model for estimating the capacity factor of wind turbines in terms of average wind speed of the site.

Item ID: 19997
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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ISBN: 978-1-4577-1793-2
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 02:46
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850509 Wind Energy @ 100%
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