Planning and Design
A state-of-the-art wind farm design and optimization software used throughout a wind project’s development to create optimal turbine layouts that maximize energy production, minimize energy losses, account for plant development costs and generate overall project efficiencies.
Access Data Quickly
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Access and create online repositories of 3D turbine models and animate blades
Gridded Turbine Layers
Quickly create and modify gridded turbine layouts using the user-friendly GIS interface
Reduce and Quantify Uncertainty
Take account of measurement uncertainty, MCP uncertainty and modelling uncertainty
Time Series Energy Capture
Run energy capture calculations that take into account time-varying temperature, air density, and turbulence intensity
Non-Ideal Performance Losses
Use multi-height met mast data to assess the effects of non-standard shear using the rotor equivalent wind speed and adjust power curves for different ranges of turbulence intensity
Implements IEC 61400-1 editions 2, 3, & 3 amendment 1
Users can output KML file (Google Earth/Maps) showing one or more wind farms from currently selected point of view
Take Openwind into the field to conduct ground truthing and run energy simulations in the field on a laptop or tablet
Maximize Energy Optimization
Optimize layouts and turbine positions to minimize the cost of energy, taking into account energy production, O&M costs and capital costs including turbine and plant development costs. Understand the impact each turbine has on the bottom line.
Minimize Energy Loss
Leading-edge wake models consider the dynamic interactions between turbines and atmospheric boundary layer as well as allowing wakes to vary with turbulence intensity and stability Openwind offers users 5 different customizable wake models to choose from including: - Modified Park, - O. Jensen, - Eddy-Viscosity, - Deep Array Wake Models (Park &Eddy-Viscosity versions)
Noise modeling – based on ISO 9613-2, Vary atmospheric attenuation based on ISO 9613-1, Optional attenuating effects of foliage, Automatically generate NRO strategies based on noise constraints, Turbine Scheduling (Noise, Bat, Shadow-Flicker Curtailments), Shadow Flicker, Take account of wind time-series data, Take account of sunshine hours, Visual Impact Modeling (variety of ZVI measurements