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Wind farm repowering guided by visual impact criteria

Abstract: Within a repowering context, this paper opens a new field of application for visibility and Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) procedures in the decision-making process typical of the design stage of Wind Farms (WF). The proposed methodology presents a test capable of reporting on the visual sustainability of different layouts. It is called Equivalent Visual Impact (EVI). To work with EVI, visibility data have to be numerically available at a level of each pixel and each Wind Turbine (WT). This is called High Resolution Data (HRD). The paper shows how these ideas, EVI and HRD, were applied to a real repowering experience; the result was that the WF could sustain an increment in its power by 37.25% with no additional visual effects. Other associated consequences are discussed.

 Fuente: Renewable Energy Volume 135, May 2019, Pages 197-207

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/05/2019

Nº de páginas: 11

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.12.007

ISSN: 0960-1481,1879-0682

Proyecto español: TIN2017-89275-R

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.12.007