9. Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and Integration

  1. J. F. Manwell1,
  2. J. G. McGowan1 and
  3. A. L. Rogers2

Published Online: 28 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch9

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition

How to Cite

Manwell, J. F., McGowan, J. G. and Rogers, A. L. (2009) Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and Integration, in Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    DNV – Global Energy Concepts, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015001

Online ISBN: 9781119994367

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Keywords:

  • wind turbine siting, system design and integration;
  • wind turbines, operating as part of power-producing and consuming systems - electrical networks, and isolated diesel-powered grid systems;
  • wind turbines, operating as stand-alone power - for a specific load;
  • wind turbines, as single units - or in large arrays, ‘wind farms’ or ‘wind parks’;
  • computer models, using local data - spatial estimates of wind speeds, valid for time period of input data sets;
  • mesoscale weather model - from atmospheric modeling companies;
  • joint probability distributions - mapping relationship, between reference site wind speeds, and directions and candidate site values;
  • wind farms or wind parks, concentrated groups of wind turbines - electrically and commercially tied together;
  • wake turbulence, turbines in wind farms - increased turbulence, due to power production upwind;
  • harmonics power electronics, in variable-speed wind turbines - and sinusoidal voltages and currents into distribution system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Overview

  • Wind Turbine Siting

  • Installation and Operation Issues

  • Wind Farms

  • Wind Turbines and Wind Farms in Electrical Grids

  • References