A review of full-scale wind-field measurements of the wind-turbine wake effect and a measurement of the wake-interaction effect

Haiying Sun, Xiaoxia Gao, Hongxing Yang

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This paper provides an overview of full-scale wind field measurements of the wind-turbine wake effect and presents the results and experience of performing a new measurement. First, typical onshore wind-farm measurements are reviewed and summarized, followed by a description of the measurements used in offshore wind farms. Then, the measurements obtained for studying isolated wake effects are introduced. Information about the location, equipment, and process used in a number of experiments are described in detail, followed by a discussion of significant results, an economic analysis, and the experimental difficulties encountered. Validation of a wake model has been the main purpose of some studies, which are also reviewed in this paper. Lastly, the results of a new experiment on the wake interaction effect are presented and summarized. The work presented in this paper advances our understanding of the development process and research status of full-scale wind field measurements of the wake effect. Suggestions are also made regarding future measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110042
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


  • Experimental procedures
  • Measurement of wake interaction
  • Wake effect
  • Wind field measurements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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