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Title: Field Test Results of Using a Nacelle-Mounted Lidar for Improving Wind Energy Capture by Reducing Yaw Misalignment (Presentation)

Presented at the Nordic Wind Power Conference on November 5, 2014. This presentation describes field-test campaigns performed at the National Wind Technology Center in which lidar technology was used to improve the yaw alignment of the Controls Advanced Research Turbine (CART) 2 and CART3 wind turbines. The campaigns demonstrated that whether by learning a correction function to the nacelle vane, or by controlling yaw directly with the lidar signal, a significant improvement in power capture was demonstrated.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1167063
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5000-63206
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the Nordic Wind Power Conference, Operations & Maintenance, 4-5 November 2014, Stockholm, Sweden; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING LIDAR; PITCH CONTROL; TORQUE CONTROL; YAW CONTROL; ACTIVE POWER CONTROL; NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER; NREL