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Review of design conditions applicable to offshore wind energy systems in the United States

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  • Manwell, J.F.
  • Elkinton, C.N.
  • Rogers, A.L.
  • McGowan, J.G.
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    Offshore wind turbines are now being considered for use in the United States. Ensuring proper design of offshore wind turbines and wind farms requires knowledge of the external conditions in which the turbines and associated facilities are to operate. The primary external conditions are due to the wind and waves. Also, for many locations, floating ice will also be a major factor in the design. This review examines the following aspects of external conditions for the design of offshore wind turbines for the United States: (1) design requirements, (2) available offshore data sources, (3) data estimation and extrapolation techniques, (4) on-site data collection, and (5) likely sources of extreme events, including hurricanes and northeast storms.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 210-234

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    Keywords: Offshore wind Wind turbine design Offshore wind systems data;

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    1. Mohd Zin, Abdullah Asuhaimi B. & Pesaran H.A., Mahmoud & Khairuddin, Azhar B. & Jahanshaloo, Leila & Shariati, Omid, 2013. "An overview on doubly fed induction generators′ controls and contributions to wind based electricity generation," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 692-708.

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