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Mesoscale modelling of the UK offshore wind resource

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conference contribution
posted on 19.06.2015, 12:09 by Simon Watson, James Hughes
Knowledge of the wind conditions at a potential offshore wind farm site is key in reducing investment risk. This is normally done through the use of large meteorological masts. However, the increasing scale of the turbines offshore requires higher and more expensive masts, driving interest in the use of alternatives to extend accurate assessment of the resource. This work examines the use of the WRF mesoscale model for assessing the wind resource at UK offshore sites. A comparison is made with existing data at two offshore sites, Scroby Sands and Shell Flats. In addition, a projection is made of the wind conditions and variability at a potential UK Round 3 site.

Funding

The authors would like to acknowledge support for this work through funding from the EPSRC Supergen Wind Programme [grant number EP/H018662/1].

History

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

European Wind Energy Association Annual Event 2014

Citation

WATSON, S.J. and HUGHES, J., 2014. Mesoscale modelling of the UK offshore wind resource. IN: Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Association Annual Event, 10th-13th March 2014, Barcelona.

Publisher

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is a conference paper and is available here with the kind permission of the publishers.

Language

en

Location

Barcelona

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Loughborough Publications

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