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Energy Improvement Assessment With Side-by-Side Analysis

Sep 23, 2020

Welcome back to our series looking at methodologies for assessing the energy improvement from wind turbine upgrades. In previous videos, we’ve shown that nacelle power curves aren’t reliable due to the interaction between turbine performance and the nacelle transfer function. We've also...

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Energy Improvement Assessment With LiDAR, Spinner Anemometer, or Met Tower Power Curve Tests

Sep 16, 2020

Welcome to the next installment in our search for an accurate, cost-effective, and reproducible method to assess the energy improvement from wind turbine upgrades.   In our last video, we talked about why we shouldn't use nacelle wind speed as our independent variable to measure power...

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Why Nacelle Power Curves Can Be Misleading for Energy Improvement Assessments

Aug 26, 2020

In our last video, we laid out the basic requirements for a successful methodology to assess the energy improvement from wind turbine upgrades: cost-effectiveness, accuracy, and reproducibility. Now we’re going to dive into the details of some standard energy improvement validation methods to...

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How to Correct Yaw Misalignment

Aug 11, 2020

We've spent quite a bit of time discussing yaw misalignment. Our past blogs have addressed what yaw misalignment is, the different types, how it can impact your wind farm, and how you can detect it. Today, we'll be focusing on what solutions wind plant owners have to correct yaw misalignment....

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How Does Yaw Misalignment Affect Power and Loads?

Aug 4, 2020

We've previously discussed yaw misalignment in-depth: what it is, what causes it, and how to measure it in your wind project. Today we'll be diving into just how much yaw misalignment can affect power output and loads on your turbines—and ultimately—your wind plant's operating margins.

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What Is an Energy Improvement Assessment?

Jul 28, 2020

In every wind plant, operators are looking to maximize turbine performance to increase their AEP and their top-line revenue number. There are countless methods to optimize turbine performance, including OEM and third-party power curve upgrade solutions. Something as simple as washing turbine...

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Top 4 Ways to Detect Static Yaw Misalignment

Jul 14, 2020

One of the most common issues that wind farm operators face is static yaw misalignment. Because this problem is invisible to the turbine controller, wind projects must use specialized methods to identify and address the issue.

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What is the Difference Between Yaw Misalignment and Incorrect Nacelle Position?

Jul 8, 2020

For any wind project, your turbines must face into the wind as often as possible to maintain optimum energy output. However, there are quite a few factors that go into the proper positioning of your turbine that make this process much more complicated than it sounds.

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What Are the Causes of Yaw Misalignment?

Jun 24, 2020

Wind farm operators are well aware that yaw misalignment can significantly reduce turbine power output. However, despite knowing and understanding this problem, the industry is still struggling to identify and correct this effectively. Today we will discuss the most common causes of static yaw...

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What is Yaw Misalignment?

Jun 16, 2020

One of the obstacles to maximizing operating margins for wind projects is the impact that yaw misalignment has on optimal turbine performance. So what is yaw misalignment, and why should it matter to you?

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