WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Cadmus Group, Inc. today announced the release of a new online tool designed to help companies choose the most effective site for their wind energy project. The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool (DSAT) allows users to predict the energy output and environmental benefits of wind energy projects at sites across the United States.
“DSAT represents a step forward for the wind industry. Now those considering the installation of a wind energy project have an objective and powerful tool to help them make an informed decision,” said Keith Bennett, Renewable Energy Project Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Cadmus, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Encraft, began development of DSAT in 2008, with funding from the United States Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America Program. Building upon the team’s extensive experience in wind energy technologies and performance characteristics, DSAT is powered by an extensive array of data and proven algorithms. Cadmus utilized a variety of data sources, such as high resolution wind maps, wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, and real-world wind resource and turbine performance data to predict the performance of distributed wind energy projects.
DSAT was built with a grant from the Department of Energy and the standard version of the tool is free to use, with more advanced features available for a nominal account upgrade fee. The tool can be accessed at: dsat.cadmusgroup.com.
About The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cadmus (http://www.cadmusgroup.com) helps government, non-profit, and corporate clients address critical challenges in the environmental and energy sectors. We provide an array of research and analytical services in the United States and abroad, specializing in solving complex problems that demand innovative, multidisciplinary thinking. Our major service areas are Water, Energy Services, Social Marketing and Market Transformation, Health Policy and Communications, Green Building, International Development, and Strategic Environmental Consulting.
Our staff includes scientists; engineers; statisticians; economists; MBAs; marketing, public relations, and communications professionals; attorneys; information technology specialists; and public policy analysts. Many of our senior consultants are nationally recognized experts in their fields, and several serve on high-level U.S. government science advisory boards.