The Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE) chair at the University of Stuttgart has at its disposal a data acquisition system by which meteorological data from wind met masts and/or LiDAR measurements can be recorded and analyzed simultaneously with system data and/or load measurements on wind turbines. The features of the data acquisition system, in combination with the SWE - wind met mast allow load and power performance measurements on wind turbines according to IEC standards 61400-12 and 61400-13. The SWE conducts these measurements (often within a research project) together with an accredited test institute.
Analysis of data on meteorological influencing factors impacting wind energy use
Measurements from surface-based remote sensing devices and from masts have been analysed at IMK-IFU of KIT. The following results have an impact on wind energy generation:
- Foreman, R., S. Emeis, 2010: Revisiting the Definition of the Drag Coefficient in the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 2325-2332. DOI: 10.1175/2010JPO4420.1
- Türk, M., S. Emeis, 2010: The dependence of offshore turbulence intensity on wind speed. J. Wind Eng. Industr. Aerodyn., 98, 466-471. DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2010.02.005
- Bilstein, M., Emeis, S., 2010: The Annual Variation of Vertical Profiles of Weibull Parameters and their Applicability for Wind Energy Potential Estimation. DEWI Magazine 36, 42-46. http://www.dewi.de/dewi/fileadmin/pdf/publications/Magazin_36/06.pdf
- Emeis, S., M. Türk, 2009: Wind-driven wave heights in the German Bight. Ocean Dynamics, 59, 463-475. DOI: 10.1007/s10236-008-0178-x
- Emeis, S., 2001: Vertical variation of frequency distributions of wind speed in and above the surface layer observed by sodar. Meteorol. Z., 10, 141-149. DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2001/0010-0141