Design wind farms that are more efficient than ever before with Openwind – one of the industry’s most advanced pieces of software for creating and optimizing wind farm design.
Openwind is a 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.
Our software was developed by drawing on more than 30 years of advisory expertise, which has helped ensure that stakeholders involved in wind project development around the world have confidence in our platform. Additionally, Openwind’s compatibility with other computer wind programs enables you to seamlessly share files and easily migrate existing procedures into our software.
New release! Check out Openwind v1.9
The latest version has several new features and many improvements to existing features including:
⋅ Substation chaining along with other LCOE optimisation enhancements
⋅ Shadow-flicker strategy creation, assessment, ingestion and export
⋅ IEC61400-12 (editions 1 and 2) obstacle and terrain assessment
⋅ Preliminary induction model based on the work of Dr. ARM Forsting
⋅ Directly import Wind Resource Grid (WRG) files and time series data sets from Windnavigator
Maximize Energy Production
Cost of Energy Optimization
Optimize layouts and turbine positions to minimize the cost of energy, taking into account energy production, operations and maintenance costs and capital costs including turbine and plant development costs. Understand the impact each turbine has on the bottom line. Arrive at the best layout by taking into account:
Gridded Turbine Layers
Reduce and Quantify Uncertainty
Multiple Design Turbine Layout Option
Minimize Energy Loss
Deep Array Wake Models (DAWM) and Standard Wake Models
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 five different customizable wake models to choose from including:
Time Series Energy Capture
(12x24s, annual or long-term time series at hourly or 10 minute intervals)
Directional Curtailment, Inflow Angle, Turbulence
Model effects of directional curtailment by specifying curtailment strategy in detail or by setting criteria for automatic sector management.
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.
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