Estimation of Wind Power Potential

The total energy content of the mean wind is calculated by WAsP. Furthermore, an estimate of the mean annual energy production (AEP) of a wind turbine can be obtained by providing WAsP with the power curve of the wind turbine in question. *

  • predicted wind climate + power curve —> annual energy production (AEP) of wind turbine

If, for example, a 1-MW wind turbine is erected at a given site, the following results are readily obtained:

If several wind turbines are erected close to each other, they constitute a wind farm. In a wind farm, the turbines interact with each other and the total production of the farm will be less than the sum of the wind turbine AEP's. The production of the wind farm can also be calculated using WAsP.
25 JULY 2021