2B.5 Finecasting for Renewable Energy with Large-Eddy Simulation

Monday, 20 June 2016: 11:30 AM
Bryce (Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel)
Harmen J. J. Jonker, Delft Univ. of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; and R. A. Verzijlbergh and M. C. Holtslag

We present results of two continuous Large-Eddy Simulation runs of actual weather conditions during the timespan of a full year, made possible through recent computational developments (Schalkwijk et al, MWR, 2015). The simulations are coupled to a GCM in order to provide the LES with large scale boundary conditions. We analyse two locations in the Netherlands both of which can be compared with detailed observations, i.e. one off-shore site and one near the Cabauw observational supersite. We discuss the opportunities of these high-resolution forecasts for the renewable energy sector, e.g. wind and solar energy production.
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