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Brief Communication Spatial and Temporal Variation of Wind Power at Hub Height Over Europe : Volume 20, Issue 3 (14/05/2013)

By Gisinger, S.

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Title: Brief Communication Spatial and Temporal Variation of Wind Power at Hub Height Over Europe : Volume 20, Issue 3 (14/05/2013)  
Author: Gisinger, S.
Volume: Vol. 20, Issue 3
Language: English
Subject: Science, Nonlinear, Processes
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Mayr, G. J., Messner, J. W., Stauffer, R., & Gisinger, S. (2013). Brief Communication Spatial and Temporal Variation of Wind Power at Hub Height Over Europe : Volume 20, Issue 3 (14/05/2013). Retrieved from

Description: Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Innsbruck, Austria. Wind power over Europe computed from two years of the new 100 m wind product from ECMWF at 16 km horizontal resolution is 20% of maximum capacity of an exemplary wind turbine power curve. This is five percent of maximum capacity less than extrapolated from 10 m winds using model roughness in the logarithmic law, but eight percent more than multiplying 10 m winds by a constant factor of 1.28 as in a previous study. The result from the new data set happens to be very close to the actual capacity factor of 21% for European wind turbines (Boccard, 2009). The capacity factor in high power regions between 50 and 58° N and most of northernmost Africa is almost 30%. The aggregation of wind power over Europe smooths onshore day-to-day fluctuations to at most 7 percentage points during 80% of the year.

Brief communication Spatial and temporal variation of wind power at hub height over Europe

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