As the offshore wind power industry continues to grow, planning and designing offshore wind farms is becoming more and more important and challenging since a higher density of turbines in a given area can affect wind conditions more significantly than onshore.
That’s why the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) has spent the last three years working on a multidisciplinary, integrated software tool: Wind and Economy (WindEco). Funded by the EU through its Seventh Framework Programme and coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark, the EERA-DTOC project set out to develop a tool to optimise strategic planning and design for new offshore wind farms.
WindEco synchronises models that measure wakes, predict energy yield and optimise power plant systems so strategic planners can determine the best possible location and layout for new clusters.
EERA-DTOC will be presenting the results of their research and unveiling the design tool at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 on 10 March in a side event open to all event participants. Click here for more information.