Skip to main content
RISE logo
Active Yaw Control

Active Yaw Control for Increased Windfarm Production

The wakes (volumes of slower and turbulent wind) behind the turbines in a wind farm result in production losses for the downstream turbines by up to 20%. This effect can be mitigated using an active yaw control, by deflecting the wake propagation away from the other turbines, hence increasing the total production.

Background:

  • Wakes behind turbines propagate for long distances, especially in off-shore conditions.
  • Wake effects impair the performance of downstream turbines by up to 20%.
  • This also causes additional structural fatigue due to velocity fluctuations within wakes.

 

    Research Objectives:

    Develop an active yaw control algorithm for the entire wind farm that can:

    • Adjust the yaw angle of each turbine individually
    • Estimate and track the wake propagation
    • Deviate the wakes away from the downstream turbines
    • Improve the total wind farm production

    The method will be developed and evaluated using Fast.FARM

    • Novel open-source wind farm simulation software
    • Solves aero-servo-elastic dynamics for each turbine
    • Released in 2021 by NREL

    Summary

    Project name

    Active Yaw Control

    Status

    Active

    RISE role in project

    Koordinator

    Project start

    Duration

    2 år

    Supports the UN sustainability goals

    7. Affordable and clean energy
    Salur Basbug

    Contact person

    Salur Basbug

    Forsknings och utvecklingsingenjör

    +46 10 516 52 81

    Read more about Salur

    Contact Salur
    CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

    * Mandatory By submitting the form, RISE will process your personal data.

    Anders Wickström

    Contact person

    Anders Wickström

    Senior Projektledare

    +46 10 516 67 02

    Read more about Anders

    Contact Anders
    CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

    * Mandatory By submitting the form, RISE will process your personal data.