A Cambridge-based renewables company is to run trials on the 7MW Levenmouth demonstration wind turbine in Fife to capture operational performance data to extend turbine operating lifespan. Ocean Array Systems (OAS) will use the Offshore Renewable Energy turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore wind turbines. According to Ocean Array, improved turbine control, adopted farm-wide, could see as much as a 2.4% reduction in the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) of offshore wind. The company’s TurbineGRID simulation software enables wind farm operators to better predict how turbines respond to atmospheric turbulence, stability and wake interaction at both individual and farm level.
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