Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbine arrays

  title={Potential order-of-magnitude enhancement of wind farm power density via counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbine arrays},
  author={John O. Dabiri},
  journal={Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy},
  • J. Dabiri
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science
  • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Modern wind farms comprised of horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) require significant land resources to separate each wind turbine from the adjacent turbine wakes. This aerodynamic constraint limits the amount of power that can be extracted from a given wind farm footprint. The resulting inefficiency of HAWT farms is currently compensated by using taller wind turbines to access greater wind resources at high altitudes, but this solution comes at the expense of higher engineering costs and… Expand
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