Inputting Details about Wind Turbines

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Surfaces are not added to wind turbines.

Hub height is measured from the ground level to the centre of the turbine.

Swept area is the area covered by the blades.

No electricity will be generated below the minimum wind speed or at or above the cut-off speed.

The profile will describe the efficiency curve of the turbine, where the efficiency varies as a function of wind speed.

A multiplication factor allows you to model more than one turbine on the same circuit.

When calculating the energy generated by the wind turbine the software will account for terrain type and hourly wind speed as per the TBD.

Exercise and Notes

  1. In this example three wind turbines will be modelled as specified so a multiplication factor of 3 will be used.

  2. Click on the efficiency profile to open the editor. Enter efficiency points versus wind speed.