Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability

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While previous research has shown that wind turbulence causes the power output of wind turbines to be intermittent, a new study has found that wind turbulence may have an even greater impact on power output than previously thought. The researchers modeled the conversion of wind speed to power output using data from a rural wind farm. The results showed that the intermittent properties of wind persist on the scale of an entire wind farm, and that wind turbines do not only transfer wind intermittency to the grid, but also increase it. The findings highlight the importance of fully understanding the physics of wind turbulence in order to ensure future grid stability. Read article

3 thoughts on “Wind turbines operate under great turbulence, with consequences for grid stability

  1. The answer is always to spend more time and money to fix a problem that should not occur to begin with. Politicians are willing to spend more tax money on research to cover up their own folly of promoting IWTs. Just trying to cover up their own mistakes.

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