WindFarmer 5.0 software aids the design and analysis of wind farm layouts, to give maximum energy yield with minimum environmental impact. The new release includes wind-flow modeling that lets wind farm analysts calculate the changes in wind speed across a site. A feasibility study grade model is bundled with the package, and optionally the industry standard WAsP model can be directly controlled from within it.
The company says the software has been the industry standard software for making energy production assessments based on measured wind data. Version 5.0 has now added calculations for the production data of operational turbines – a technique common in Germany and parts of Europe.
Wind analysts processing data from meteorological masts will have their jobs made easier with the provision of new displays to help compare multiple signals, and project developers have a new tool to help manage the increasingly important issue of shadow flicker. The ‘shadow reporter’ gives a graph showing the timing of shadow effects throughout the year.
Professionals around the world work with WindFarmer to design onshore and offshore wind farms of all sizes. This software integrates wind-farm energy and environmental assessments with wind-farm layouts and data handling. It is acknowledged for its user-friendly interface, says the company, and the speed and accuracy with which it provides calculations, and for the transparency of its data models. For more information and to request a free demonstration copy visit:
GL Garrad Hassan
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