Wind Farm Control and Layout Optimization for U.S. Offshore Wind Farms
Technical Challenge Area:
Fixed Structure Engineering
In this project NREL will develop, validate computationally efficient wind farm modeling and optimization tools, and apply them to a detailed cost-benefit analysis of wind farm control for US offshore wind farms.
Develop engineering models of offshore wind farms and calibrate them using SCADA data from commercial farms and large-eddy simulationsategies for a range of U.S. offshore locations.
Develop models of wind farms at 3 separate US offshore locations.
For each location, demonstrate coupling of wind farm controller design and layout optimizations and complete an analysis of the impact on energy production of these strategies for a range of U.S. offshore locations.