|Title of Invention||
METHOD FOR MICROSITING A WIND PARK
|Abstract||The invention relates to a method for micrositing a wind park. The method consists of evaluating the potential of a chosen wind park site by means of a computer and a wind park design calculation program, using data obtained from surveys of the Earth's surface.|
Alloys Wobble, Argestrasse 19, 26607 Zurich
Method of micrositing a wind park
The invention concerns a method of micrositing a wind park.
The term micrpsiting is usually used to denote the placement of a wind power installation within a wind park. In that respect each individual wind power installation is to be optimally set up at the respective location having regard to the criteria such as maximum energy yield (best locations in regard to the prevailing wind distribution), necessary spacings of the installations from each other and the smallest possible expenditure in terms of infrastructure (roads, foundation structures, crane-standing areas and so forth).
For relatively large wind parks that micrositing is generality implemented by means of location maps (of the future wind park). The layout of a park is then established on the basis of that map a next step then involves accessing the location for inspection on frock :-which case the demands on the infrastructure are,considered in ds3il. Depending on the respective location and the weather conditions, under some circumstances an arduous undertaking. In addition access;--the site on foot in that way does not give an overview of the entire park.
The object of the present invention is to avoid the previous disadvantages and problems when micrositing wind parks and to make the micrositing procedure overall simpler and less expensive.
In accordance with the invention that objects is attained by a method having the features set forth in claim 1. Advantageous developments are set forth in the append ant claims.
The method according to the invention provides that surveying data in respect of the surface of the earth are processed in a computing apparatus or computer by means of a suitable park calculation program (for example WASP) and on the basis of those data the energy yield of an individual wind power installation within an entire park is calculated for the respective planned wind park location and in addition a value in respect of the so-called park efficiency can also be specified. That park efficiency is a measurement in respect of the average reduction in the yield of the individual installations in the park in comparison with a wind power installation at an individual location. In addition the method according to the invention means that the operation of accessing the planned wind park location on foot, which Is laborious under some circumstances, can be avoided. Also, there is no longer any need for the planned wind park location also to be viewed from a helicopter so that the costs in this respect can also be eliminated.
By means of the priesthood according to the invention, the region of the planned wind park Is selected from the available data sets of the surveying data of the of the earth and a three-dimensional model is produced. That done virtually (with a display screen) but also really on the basis of =: —one! consisting of wood, metal or other material. That model permits micrositing of the wind power installations, with an overview over the planned wind park.
The micrositinc —redrew according to the invention means that the micrositing the entire wind park can be simplified and speeded up and it is possible to arrive at a more precise option in terms of calculating the wind conditions and thus also an increase in the wind park yield results. In addition more accurate results can be achieved by means
of the data sets of the surveying data in respect of the surface of the earth when using suitable park calculation programs.
The use of surveying data in respect of the surface of the earth as were obtained by the international mission of the crew of the space shuttle "Endeavour" in February 2000 is particularly advantageous. In that respect, by means of a novel procedure, NASA surveyed the entire earth and made those data sets available in electronic form, which in terms of suitable use and programming, make it possible to produce a three-dimensional image of any region or point on the surface of the earth. The particular advantage in using those data sets is also that they are already available in electoral form and accordingly can be processed in a relatively simple manner by park calculation programs.
Employment or use of the data sets in respect of three-dimensional surveying of the surface of the earth by NASA makes it possible generally for planning of the micrositing of a wind park to be markedly shortened and made considerably less expensive. In addition the park efficiency and also the wind park output can be increased.
1. A method of micros ting a wind park comprising selecting digital surveying data
of a site where the wind park is to be set up, said data being obtained from a direct
measurement of the earth surface of the site; generating a three dimensional model of the
wind park using the digital surveying data; providing a plurality of wind power
installations whose locations in the wind park can be virtually represented in the three-
dimensional model of the wind park; and processing the digital surveying data using a
wind park calculation program to ascertain the location of each wind power installation
in such a way that an overall configuration of the wind power installations is optimized
for maximum energy yield and efficiency.
2. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the available data set comprises digital topographical data of the surface of earth measured from the space.
3. The method as claimed in claim 1, wherein the available data set comprises digital topographical data of the surface of earth measured from a space shuttle.
|Indian Patent Application Number||IN/PCT/2002/1831/CHE|
|PG Journal Number||35/2007|
|Date of Filing||08-Nov-2002|
|Name of Patentee||SHRI. ALOYS WOBBEN|
|Applicant Address||Argestrasse 19, 26607 Aurich (DE).|
|PCT International Classification Number||F 0 3 D 11/00|
|PCT International Application Number||PCT/EP2001/003706|
|PCT International Filing date||2001-03-31|