A two day course for professionals wanting to learn how to design wind farms, which includes hand-on training, using WindFarmer software. Investment in an understanding of wind farm design can reduce timelines and costs at the development stages of a project.

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Training Information

  • Duration:

    1 day

Course planning

24-25 August 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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Additional information:
The process of wind farm design involves a number of disciplines and skilled use of sophisticated software tools. These methodologies will be examined, discussed and applied under the guidance of our trainer.

Starting from the principles of wind flow, turbulence, wake effects, and ending with optimized energy production and careful environmental analysis, this course provides an excellent grounding in the underlying concepts of wind farm design. In addition, it will equip attendees with a basic understanding in the use of WindFarmer software, with particular focus on the following areas:
Base Module: Energy calculation, turbine representation, noise modelling, optimization, report generation; MCP+ Module: Use of measured wind data, Measure Correlate Predict; Visualization Module: 3D visualization and animation, zones of visual influence; Shadow Flicker Module: Shadow flicker maps & analysis, shadow flicker limits.

This course is supported by concise notes, examples and hands-on exercises, and attendees will also receive a demonstration copy of WindFarmer for follow-up exploration. The attendee numbers are kept low to allow each participant to receive maximum attention. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the course.

Course outline:
Day 1

  • Principles of wind flow
  • Wind speed monitoring
  • PC setup
  • Building a workbook
  • Energy calculation
  • Optimization of layout
  • Analysis and interpretation of wind speed data
  • Use of flow models in wind farm design
  • Wake models and wake model verification
  • Calculation of predicted wind farm output
  • Further analyses and conclusions
  • Q & A session

Day 2

  • Multiple projects
  • MCP+ module
  • Environmental analysis
  • Noise
  • Visualization
  • Shadow flicker
  • Reporting and exporting
  • Introduction to advanced features
  • Q & A session

Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to learn more about the area of, or is working in, wind farm design. No prior knowledge is needed of either wind farm design principles or WindFarmer.