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Operating Turbines in Different Wind Speeds

Previously we have looked at how the power output of a turbine depends on different factors such as wind speed and power-coefficient. Feel free to jump back if you need a refresher. Let us try to use it in practice. We will take a Siemens Gamesa 11MW Turbine as an example. As mentioned before, 1.225 […]

Energy in Wind

Let’s talk about the energy. There is energy in things that move – and wind is no different.Wind in motion contains energy that we can convert into electrical energy via turbines.Let’s look at how much energy is in wind, and how turbines can capture it. The wind cone as wind passes through the turbine When […]

Why Data Matters in Wind Power

This is the first in a series of posts titled “A Gentle Introduction to Wind Power for Software Developers” meant to introduce the wind domain for software developers, who are about to work in the field. Large tomes have been written about wind energy – in this series we will try to give a broad overview of what you might want to know about the wind field when starting out.