complex terrain wind flow News

  • Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Wind Forecasting

    The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million for a new project to research the atmospheric processes that generate wind in mountain-valley regions. This in-depth research, conducted by Vaisala of Louisville, Colorado, will be used to improve the wind industry's weather models for short-term wind forecasts, especially for those issued less than 15 hours in advance. With access to better ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • CERC applies new FLOWSTAR-Energy model to assess impact of proposed wind farm

    CERC was recently commissioned to carry out an assessment of the impact of two proposed large wind turbines on the wind energy yield of an existing smaller wind turbine in the neighbourhood of the proposed site. The assessment used FLOWSTAR-Energy to model the impact of the proposed wind turbines on the local flow and turbulence including the effect of the local topography. The picture shows ...

  • Meteodyn to attend 2014 Las Vegas Windpower!

    Meteodyn continues to expand its reseller’s network. Meteodyn develops CFD software for wind resource assessment and wind forecast. CFD methods are the most advanced and reliable ones to obtain funding and manage wind farm projects. AL-PRO GmbH & Co.KG is already distributing Meteodyn wind energy software in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Now, AL-PRO ...


    By Meteodyn

  • NREL to Lead One Exascale Computing Project, Support Three Others

    Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide support to three projects related to ...

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