Wind Tunnel Research for Renewable Energies
Wind tunnel testing has become an important research component to investigate, design, and build renewable energy systems, such as wind farms and solar power plants. The availability of controllable and repeatable wind conditions coupled with a variety of accurate measurement techniques represent a compelling complement to numerical simulations and field testing. This special issue includes, but is not limited, to wind tunnel experiments investigating turbine performance, rotor aerodynamics, blades and associated technologies, wakes, wake interactions, wind farm flow physics and performance, turbine interactions with the incoming wind field and site topography, control strategies, wake steering, thermo-aero operations of solar panels.
Guest Editors: G. Valerio Iungo, Marco Belloli, Michael Hölling, and Paolo Schito