To achieve best energy and economic performance from any wind project careful attention should be given to siting and sizing a wind turbine at the given site.

Project Insights

  • €32,541

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2017

    Year Funded

Project Description

This project will investigate the impact of local obstacles on the energy performance of 3 existing large scale wind auto-producers at separate semi-urban locations, based on the analysis of multi-annual 10-minute SCADA data sets. The project aims to inform appropriate building set back distances for energy maximisation, which will benefit planning guidelines regarding setback distance justification. The outputs will be of use to IEA Wind activities such as Task 27 and 28

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €32,541

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2017

Lead Organisation: Dundalk Institute of Technology

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Raymond Byrne

Lead Researcher