3.10.2 Wind Systems

Wind systems produce electricity and their output depends on the availability of wind at the project site. Wind speed and direction is contained on the climate file used for the building simulation. The building descriptors below assume that the wind turbine is free to pivot to face the wind.

System Name

Applicability

All wind systems

Definition

A unique identifier that makes a link to the construction documents

Units

Text, unique

Input Restrictions

None

Baseline Rules

None (Wind not modeled for the baseline building)

 

Rated Output

Applicability

All wind systems

Definition

The rated output of the wind turbine at a given design condition, e.g. wind speed

Units

Kilowatts (kW)

Input Restrictions

As specified by the manufacturer

Baseline Rules

None (Wind not modeled for the baseline building)

 

Rate Wind Speed

Applicability

All wind systems

Definition

The wind speed at which the rated output is measured

Units

Miles per hour (mph)

Input Restrictions

As specified by the manufacturer

Baseline Rules

None (Wind not modeled for the baseline building)

 

Cut-in Wind Speed

Applicability

All wind systems

Definition

The wind speed above which the system will produce useful power

Units

Miles per hour (mph)

Input Restrictions

As specified by the manufacturer

Baseline Rules

None (Wind not modeled for the baseline building)

 

Part Load Performance

Applicability

All wind systems

Definition

The rated capacity gives the power production at one wind speed. The part load performance will generally be a curve that gives the output for wind speeds that are greater or lower than the rated wind speed.

Units

Data structure

Input Restrictions

As specified by the manufacturer

Baseline Rules

None (Wind not modeled for the baseline building)

Building EQ

Wind systems produce electricity and their output depends on the availability of wind at the project site. Wind speed and direction is contained on the climate file used for the building simulation. The building descriptors below assume that the wind turbine is free to pivot to face the wind.

System Name
Applicability All wind systems
Definition A unique identifier that makes a link to the construction documents
Units Text, unique
Input Restrictions None
Rated Output
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The rated output of the wind turbine at a given design condition, e.g. wind speed
Units Kilowatts (kW)
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Rate Wind Speed
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The wind speed at which the rated output is measured
Units Miles per hour (mph)
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Cut-in Wind Speed
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The wind speed above which the system will produce useful power
Units Miles per hour (mph)
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Part Load Performance
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The rated capacity gives the power production at one wind speed. The part load performance will generally be a curve that gives the output for wind speeds that are greater or lower than the rated wind speed.
Units Data structure
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Energy Star

Wind systems produce electricity and their output depends on the availability of wind at the project site. Wind speed and direction is contained on the climate file used for the building simulation. The building descriptors below assume that the wind turbine is free to pivot to face the wind.

System Name
Applicability All wind systems
Definition A unique identifier that makes a link to the construction documents
Units Text, unique
Input Restrictions None
Rated Output
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The rated output of the wind turbine at a given design condition, e.g. wind speed
Units Kilowatts (kW)
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Rate Wind Speed
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The wind speed at which the rated output is measured
Units Miles per hour (mph)
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Cut-in Wind Speed
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The wind speed above which the system will produce useful power
Units Miles per hour (mph)
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer
Part Load Performance
Applicability All wind systems
Definition The rated capacity gives the power production at one wind speed. The part load performance will generally be a curve that gives the output for wind speeds that are greater or lower than the rated wind speed.
Units Data structure
Input Restrictions As specified by the manufacturer