Analysis of calibration results from cup and propeller anemometers. Influence on wind turbine Annual Energy Production (AEP) calculations

Pindado Carrion, Santiago and Vega, Enrique and Martínez, Alejandro and Meseguer, Encarnación and Franchini, Sebastián and Pérez Sarasola, Imanol (2011). Analysis of calibration results from cup and propeller anemometers. Influence on wind turbine Annual Energy Production (AEP) calculations. "Wind Energy", v. 14 (n. 1); pp. 119-132. ISSN 1095-4244. https://doi.org/10.1002/we.407.

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Title: Analysis of calibration results from cup and propeller anemometers. Influence on wind turbine Annual Energy Production (AEP) calculations
Author/s:
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
  • Vega, Enrique
  • Martínez, Alejandro
  • Meseguer, Encarnación
  • Franchini, Sebastián
  • Pérez Sarasola, Imanol
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Wind Energy
Date: January 2011
ISSN: 1095-4244
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The calibration coefficients of several models of cup and propeller anemometers were analysed. The analysis was based on a series of laboratory calibrations between January 2003 and August 2007. Mean and standard deviation values of calibration coefficients from the anemometers studied were included. Two calibration procedures were used and compared. In the first, recommended by the Measuring network of Wind Energy Institutes (MEASNET), 13 measurement points were taken over a wind speed range of 4 to 16  m  s−1. In the second procedure, 9 measurement points were taken over a wider speed range of 4 to 23  m  s−1. Results indicated no significant differences between the two calibration procedures applied to the same anemometer in terms of measured wind speed and wind turbines' Annual Energy Production (AEP). The influence of the cup anemometers' design on the calibration coefficients was also analysed. The results revealed that the slope of the calibration curve, if based on the rotation frequency and not the anemometer's output frequency, seemed to depend on the cup center rotation radius.

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Item ID: 30657
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30657/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30657
DOI: 10.1002/we.407
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/we.407
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 01 Aug 2014 07:24
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 00:56
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