Publications

Grass roots research and policy

Development and sharing of knowledge is central to Prevailing.  We are committed to furthering the technical field in which we work, to improve methods both for ourselves and for others.

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  • FREE REPORT: Offshore Energy Yield Prediction – A validation study

    It is expected that by 2030 there will be 100 GW of offshore wind capacity installed globally, equivalent to $400 billion of investment.  Recognising the attractiveness of long term government-backed energy supply contracts, reverse auctions are being used as a means of generating competition to......

  • Prevailing’s guide to operational solar farm investment

    This guide shares insights on the top 5 technical issues that apply to operational solar projects, explains how to foresee them and presents risk mitigation measures. In undertaking technical due diligence on behalf of lenders and investors, Prevailing seeks to promptly identify these risks and presents methods to manage the risk exposure that can be translated directly to the financial model....

  • CASE STUDY: From field to financing. Energy yield assessment of two onshore CfD projects: Kype Muir and Middle Muir wind farms CLIENT: BANKS Renewables

    Only a handful of onshore wind projects successfully secured contracts under the first CfD allocation round in 2015. Prevailing is pleased to have supported Banks Renewables in recently bringing two of these to financial close, Kype Muir and Middle Muir. We supported the projects from......

  • What is CFD and how can it increase my wind farm P90?

    Our in-house R&D lead, Dr Joel Manning, has just published a useful guide to wind flow modelling using Computation Fluid Dynamics.  In it he outlines how CFD is used to reduce wind flow and turbine performance uncertainties, giving higher wind farm P90s. Let us know if you find......

  • Guide to offshore energy yield assessment

    With 14 GW already operating in Europe and China, 80 GW projected in the US by 2050 and feasibility studies underway across Asia, offshore wind is a rapidly growing market.  However, reverse auctions and government-led tender processes are reducing margins, placing ever greater importance on......

  • Guide to operational wind farm analysis

    Download our guide to operational wind farm energy yield analysis here. Download pdf With a considerable amount of global on and offshore wind farms currently under construction, particularly in the UK&I, we’re increasingly being asked to describe the process and benefits of operational wind farm......

  • Turbine Performance Prediction

    Download PDF Neil Atkinson of Prevailing Europe gave this presentation at the EWEA conference in Paris, November 2015....

  • Direct Angle of Attack Based Turbine Performance Prediction

    Download PDF Alex Head of Prevailing North America gave this presentation at the AWEA Wind Resource Assessment Seminar in New Orleans, in September 2015....

  • WAsP Mast Location Bias Correction

    Experienced users frequently note that WAsP has a tendency to over-predict wind speeds at lower turbine locations when the mast is located at the top of the hill. Conversely, an under-prediction is observed for turbines higher up the hill. This concern can be generalised to......

  • AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Seminar

    An innovative method for the parameterisation of turbine performance Click the icon to download a PDF copy of the slides. Prevailing North America President Alex Head presented to the AWEA Wind Resource and Project Energy Assessment Seminar in Orlando, 2-3 December 2014. Stuart Baylis also......