Task 27 – Small Wind Turbines in High Turbulence Sites

PROJECT DETAILS
GOAL

To share technical experience on measuring and modeling urban wind resources and gain practical experiences with built-environment wind turbines. This work will require analyses of existing data and collection of new measurement data combined with analyses to provide an understanding of the turbine inflow, three-dimensional analysis of turbulence and directional variability.

Completed Goal: A system of consumer’s quality labelling for small wind turbines

Task Summary description at http://www.ieawind.org/summary_tasks_web/summary_page_27.html

PARTICIPANTSAustria, China, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Spain, and the United States.
RESULTS
  • IEA Wind Recommended Practices for Wind Turbine Testing and Evaluation: Consumer Label for Small Wind Turbines was developed co-incide with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61400-2 third revision small wind turbine design standard.  Both documents have the exact same consumer labelling guidelines for small wind turbines, which will become the basis for international labelling of small wind turbines. Available for download on the Task 27 Website http://www.ieawind.org/task_27_home_page.html .
  • The Task has developed the Small Wind Association of Testers (SWAT) to improve the overall quality and consistency of testing for small wind turbines and provide training for the testers.

Expected Results:

  • The next term (through 2016) will explore techniques for understanding the wind resource in areas of high turbulence (rooftops, complex terrain, etc.) and effect on small turbine performance.  New participants are welcome.
CONTACTS

Task Operating Agent:  Ignacio Cruz, CIEMAT, Spain, Ignacio.cruz@ciemat.es

Trudy Forsyth, WAT, United States, trudyforsyth2@gmail.com

Task 27 website http://www.ieawind.org/task_27_home_page.html 

Irish National Participant: Raymond Byrne, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Raymond.Byrne@dkit.ie

 
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