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Advanced study of the atmospheric flow Integrating REal climate conditions to enhance wind farm and wind turbine power production and increase components durability

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€5 424 916
EU Contribution
€5 424 916
Project Acronym
AIRE
STRIA Roadmaps
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-03
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

To deliver the future needed renewable energy capacity, wind farm developers will have to use larger turbines, at higher altitudes, explore novel geographical regions and offshore sites. 
Currently, wind turbines and wind farms are designed and operated considering “just” wind conditions. Consequently, the models do not take into account the physics and aerodynamics of atmospheric wind flows at high altitudes, neither how this is affected by the location, the effect of precipitation and/or sand. This reduces the expected efficiency of wind energy production, and makes hard to estimate the energy outputs, operating costs and lifespan of blades and turbines, increasing variability and the risk to investors and project developers when designing wind farms, reducing the total potential investment. Unless new sites can be identified and designed optimally, the LCOEs will start to rise as developers have to design wind farms that cannot be well predicted with conventional models.

Objectives

The AIRE consortium foresees precipitation and other events (clouds, sand, shear, inflow) that wind brings into the state of play to be the new key parameters for siting of wind turbines, wind farm design, component design and O&M strategies planning. AIRE will investigate solution to assess the potential impact of REAL climate conditions in different terrains, and different altitudes both onshore and offshore, gathering information from 4 experimental sites and 4 commercial wind farms.
Specially AIRE will bring together researchers, blade manufacturers and utilities to create an open access knowledge hub of experimental data, develop new numerical models, build tools to design and control wind turbines and wind farms. The effectiveness of the developed tools and models will be validated using data from commercial wind farms

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.2 - Energy Supply
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-03-04 Physics and aerodynamics of atmospheric flow of wind for power production

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
FUNDACION CENER
Address
AVENIDA CIUDAD DE LA INNOVACION 7, 31621 Sarriguren, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 187 040
Partner Organisations
Organisation
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
TEKNIIKANTIE 21, 02150 ESPOO, Finland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€727 763
Organisation
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€697 898
Organisation
Consorcio Para El Diseno, Construccion, Equipamiento Y Explotacion De La Plataforma Oceanica De Canarias
Address
Carretera De Taliarte, 35200 Telde, Spain
EU Contribution
€237 000
Organisation
CAPITAL ENERGY ENGINEERING SL
Address
PASEO CLUB DEPORTIVO 1 EDIF 13 2 PO, MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€423 885
Organisation
SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY AS
Address
BORUPVEJ 16, 7330 Brande, Denmark
EU Contribution
€233 750
Organisation
ENGIE
Address
1 PLACE SAMUEL DE CHAMPLAIN, 92400 COURBEVOIE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€523 831
Organisation
CARTAGO VENTURES SL
Address
AV DIAGONAL 580 PLANTA 4 PTA 2, 08021 Barcelona, Spain
EU Contribution
€298 125
Organisation
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
ANKER ENGELUNDS VEJ 101, 2800 KONGENS LYNGBY, Denmark
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 095 625

Technologies

Technology Theme
Electric vehicle batteries (and energy management)
Technology
General Energy Systems simulation tool
Development phase
Research/Invention

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