Publisher : The Korean Environmental Sciences Society
DOI : 10.5322/JES.2010.19.9.1169
Title & Authors
Case Study of Wind Farm Design Using OpenWind - Youngdeok Wind Farm Kim, Hyun-Goo; Hwang, Hyo-Jeong; Kim, Ju-Hyun; Ko, Soo-Hee; Jung, Woo-Sik;
A case study for the design of a wind farm in complex terrain was carried out using the wind farm site analysis software OpenWind, which has an open-source platform and is free to use. The Youngdeok Wind Farm, constructed on mountainous terrain in Korea, was chosen as a model site; the design process reproduced using OpenWind. A comparison of the positions of the wind turbine derived from the OpenWind optimization process and the current positions were in good agreement. The annual energy production predicted by OpenWind compared with the prediction by the micrositing software, WindSim, were also validated to within 1%. Therefore, it was confirmed that OpenWind can be used for a practical wind farm design project. It is also anticipating that this paper will provide a prototype process for the design of a wind farm site and offer a database for the post-evaluation of a constructed wind farm in Korea.