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Wind in the blades

The wake effect describes how wind can slow after hitting a turbine, affecting those situated further afield. In close collaboration with research partner TU Delft, CrossWind is looking at ways of using real-time data to reduce this across the entire wind farm.

Wind in the blades

Setting an example

Jan-Willem van Wingerden is pleased with the award of the HKN project. “The collaboration with the industry shows that we have a direct impact on society. The results of our research are immediately tested on a large scale and refined where necessary. The park will set an example for other wind farms at sea, so that wind energy can be generated in the future and also becomes cheaper.

Optimal design

6 PhD students and 2 postdoctoral researchers will be working on the project. They are involved in the design of the wind farm and in the operational phase. The research focuses on the optimal design of the wind farm and improving methods to get as much energy from the park as possible. "Behind every windmill a wind plume is created, in which less energy can be generated", says Jan-Willem. “With the techniques we have developed, these so-called wind plumes are shortened or they are changed direction, so that more energy can be extracted from the wind turbines and the prediction of the energy yield can be increased. In the HKN project, we now have the opportunity to test and optimize these methods in practice.”

Source: TU Delft

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