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Measurements on and modelling of offshore wind farms

Offshore wind farms will probably acquire an increasing importance in the nearfuture, due to the limited number of remaining inland areas suitable for windenergy generation. In the light of this, knowledge of offshore wind farm effectsneeds to be improved, to obtain safe and reliable configurations for large-scaleinstallations. This project assessed and modelled additional structural loads onoffshore wind turbines due to the wake effects which occur when turbines areclustered within a wind farm. The final aim was to draw-up an effective model onhow to account for additional fatigue loading, beyond presently adopted methodswhich are perceived as too conservative.

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Risø National Laboratory Wind Energy and Atmospheric Physics Department
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Denmark
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