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Evolutionary lessons for wind farm efficiency
Date:5/4/2011

Evolution is providing the inspiration for University of Adelaide computer science research to find the best placement of turbines to increase wind farm productivity.

Senior Lecturer Dr Frank Neumann, from the School of Computer Science, is using a "selection of the fittest" step-by-step approach called "evolutionary algorithms" to optimise wind turbine placement. This takes into account wake effects, the minimum amount of land needed, wind factors and the complex aerodynamics of wind turbines.

"Renewable energy is playing an increasing role in the supply of energy worldwide and will help mitigate climate change," says Dr Neumann. "To further increase the productivity of wind farms, we need to exploit methods that help to optimise their performance."

Dr Neumann says the question of exactly where wind turbines should be placed to gain maximum efficiency is highly complex. "An evolutionary algorithm is a mathematical process where potential solutions keep being improved a step at a time until the optimum is reached," he says.

"You can think of it like parents producing a number of offspring, each with differing characteristics," he says. "As with evolution, each population or 'set of solutions' from a new generation should get better. These solutions can be evaluated in parallel to speed up the computation."

Other biology-inspired algorithms to solve complex problems are based on ant colonies.

"Ant colony optimisation" uses the principle of ants finding the shortest way to a source of food from their nest.

"You can observe them in nature, they do it very efficiently communicating between each other using pheromone trails," says Dr Neumann. "After a certain amount of time, they will have found the best route to the food problem solved. We can also solve human problems using the same principles through computer algorithms."

Dr Neumann has come to the University of Adelaide this year from Ger
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Contact: Dr. Frank Neumann
frank.neumann@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-134-477
University of Adelaide
Source:Eurekalert

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