WindFarmer: Analyst Videos
In WindFarmer: Analyst, the site map is a key tool for understanding your project. Download, import and visualize the elevation data, background image and GIS data you need to assess wind farm energy production. Visualize and understand wind flow calculation results on the map and prepare attractive reports with auto-generated maps.
02. Measurement campaign
Define your measurement campaign by placing masts, remote sensors, reference stations and reanalysis data on the map. Add a detailed historical record of instruments used to ensure trace-ability. Load time series signals into the project and apply instrument calibrations and time offset corrections to ensure quality.
03. Clean measured data
Real world sensors can malfunction, suffer weather damage, such as icing and degrade over time. WindFarmer: Analyst provides a powerful DirectX accelerated visualization tool for ensuring wind measurement quality control. Our cleaning practices and tools have been developed over decades, allowing our analysts to ensure that erroneous climatic measurements that could bias predictions are excluded from energy production assessments.
07. Site set up
WindFarmer: Analyst provides user-friendly tools for configuring your wind farm. Use intuitive map tools and spreadsheet-like tables to configure locations and properties. WindFarmer: Analyst helps you to configure turbine types, wind farm groupings of turbines, turbine locations, wind sector management strategies. If you make a mistake you can undo then redo these actions.
08. Wind flow modelling
You can automate WAsP, use your own flow model or use the WindFarmer: Analyst simple model for quick analyses. Intuitively apply the association method, understand the directional speed up predictions from the flow model and adjust mean wind speeds to remove known modelling deficiencies.
09. Wake and energy modelling
As the number of wind farm installations grow and neighbouring wind farms become more common, the energy loss from wakes can become the most significant loss for a project. Use the validated WindFarmer: Analyst wake models to accurately predict wake effects and turbulence for each turbine. The energy model calculates the annual energy prediction and quantifies the magnitude of wind sector management, hysteresis and wake losses. The Eddy Viscosity model is WindFarmer: Analyst’s leading wake model. It uses a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) algorithm to calculate the wind speed, energy losses and turbulence increases caused by wakes of turbines within a farm. The Eddy Viscosity model has been heavily optimized and makes use of parallel processing, enabling the evaluation of wakes for 10,000 wind speed and direction flow cases for 100 turbines in under 10 minutes on a desktop computer or a project.
How to use the automation module in WindFarmer: Analyst to reduce errors WindFarmer: Analyst provides a powerful C# or python scripting interface to automate repetitive tasks, integrate seamlessly into your own processes and tools, and extend existing functionality when bespoke models are needed. You can automate the tools in the user interface, run calculations and programmatically read the results.
Webinar - Blockage effects in windfarmer
It is likely that turbine interaction losses in wind energy assessments have been underestimated across the industry for decades. According to DNV GL’s current state of knowledge previously unaccounted for turbine interaction losses related to blockage represent 0% to 4% of mean annual energy yield.