Long term energy yield assessment with CFD for planned wind farm in complex terrain in Turkey



3E completed a long term energy yield assessment study for the Yilmaz wind farm project in Menemen, 18 km north of Izmir in Turkey. 3E’s mission included the optimization of the wind farm layout for 5 different configurations followed by annual energy production estimation with an uncertainty analysis.Due to the terrain complexity, 3E used state-of-the art CFD code to model the wind flow across the project area, taking into account complex flow features.The project is under development by Capar Elektrik Uretim LTD and has a planned capacity between 15 and 20 MW depending on the final configuration.