I am currently doing an assignment and I am using QGIS in order to visualize and assess where wind turbines can go in a specific area. I've done everything that needs to be done to get to this point, i.e., finding suitable land and buffered all the policy restrictions. The only thing is that for the 2D map where I'd need to "place plots", I keep running Random points inside polygons, with my minimum rotor diameter between points. Each time I run this query it randomizes where the points will go, but with various numbers of windmills each time (e.g., 19, 20, 21). It doesn't feel overly scientific if you catch my drift. Am I doing something wrong?
To specify the number of points generated within each polygon using the Random Points in Polygons tool, put your desired number of points in the "Number of points for each feature" parameter and specify the "Minimum distance between points" using your rotor diameter. That will ensure that you generate the same number of points every time you run the tool.