Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wind farm wakes

I'd like to highlight a stunning photograph and an interesting paper.

The image shows clouds forming in the wakes of the front row of wind turbines of Horns Rev wind farm.
The paper, Wake effects at Horns Rev and their influence on energy production, by Mechali, Barthelmie, Frandsen, Jensen, and Rethore, describes measurements of the effects of these wakes on wind power production.

The message of the paper is interesting. The downstream wind turbines lose 20% or 30% of their power, and sometimes even more, relative to the front row. The spacing of the turbines is 7 diameters.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

'withouthotair' - Alternate website

The website has gone down today (5 Jan 2010) and I am not sure why... anyway, there is a backup website at (Also known as
Thanks to friendly people for pointing out the problem.
Apologies for any inconvenience!