Planning and Design

Openwind

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

See how Openwind can simplify your life.

Work Efficiencies

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

Suitability

Implements IEC 61400-1 editions 2, 3, & 3 amendment 1

Exporting Options

Users can output KML file (Google Earth/Maps) showing one or more wind farms from currently selected point of view

GPS Integration

Take Openwind into the field to conduct ground truthing and run energy simulations in the field on a laptop or tablet

Flexible

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.

Smart

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)

Adjustable

Environment Management

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

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