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Title: Reference Manual for the System Advisor Model's Wind Power Performance Model

This manual describes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's System Advisor Model (SAM) wind power performance model. The model calculates the hourly electrical output of a single wind turbine or of a wind farm. The wind power performance model requires information about the wind resource, wind turbine specifications, wind farm layout (if applicable), and costs. In SAM, the performance model can be coupled to one of the financial models to calculate economic metrics for residential, commercial, or utility-scale wind projects. This manual describes the algorithms used by the wind power performance model, which is available in the SAM user interface and as part of the SAM Simulation Core (SSC) library, and is intended to supplement the user documentation that comes with the software.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1150800
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-60570
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Power Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINE ARRAYS; ENERGY ANALYSIS SYSTEM ADVISOR MODEL; SAM; WIND MODELING; WIND POWER; WIND FARM; Wind Energy; Energy Analysis