Greenbyte Documentation

Capacity Factor

The capacity factor is the ratio of actual power output to rated power output. The rated power is the maximum power value of the default power curve.

Technology

Wind: Turbine

Equation

For a single time step, capacity factor is defined as:

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where:

CF

is the capacity factor

E

is Energy Export

T

is the requested resolution in hours

Pr 

is the rated power (maximum power value) from the default power curve

Inputs
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Example

Analyze the average capacity factor per month and wind farms for the last year in a dashboard.

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Monitor the current capacity factor per wind turbine in a dashboard.

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