Wind tunnel testing has become an important research component to investigate, design, and build renewable energy systems, such as wind farms and solar power plants. The availability of controllable and repeatable wind conditions coupled with a variety of accurate measurement techniques represent a compelling complement to numerical simulations and field testing. This special issue includes, but is not limited, to wind tunnel experiments investigating turbine performance, rotor aerodynamics, blades and associated technologies, wakes, wake interactions, wind farm flow physics and performance, turbine interactions with the incoming wind field and site topography, control strategies, wake steering, thermo-aero operations of solar panels.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Wind turbine and farm wakes
- Wind turbine and farm blockage
- Wind turbine and farm control
- Offshore wind turbines
- Wind/solar power plants
- Solar panel aerodynamics and wakes
- Turbine rotor aerodynamics
- Testing of turbine/blade technology
- Wind turbine and farm power capture and loads
G. Valerio Iungo, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Marco Belloli, Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Michael Hölling, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Paolo Schito, Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy
If you are interested in contributing to this collection, please prepare your manuscript as per the information Author Instructions, shown here. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy also provides channels that allow you to create links to share the datasets which underlie your figures and tables, as described here. You can then submit your manuscript files through the journal’s submission portal. For additional questions, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.