A generalized approach to estimating capacity factor of fixed speed wind turbines

Y. Ditkovich, A. Kuperman, A. Yahalom, M. Byalsky

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Abstract

This letter presents a method for estimating the capacity factor of stall regulated wind turbines, based on the wind probability distribution function and manufacturer-provided power curve. It is further shown that the existing capacity factor formulations, e.g., for pitch regulated wind turbines, are a specific example of the derived method. Rather than using a particular model for approximating the power curve, polynomial fitting is employed in order to preserve the generality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-608
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Capacity factor
  • Weibull distribution
  • curve fitting
  • fixed-speed wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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