The wind energy researchers, scientists, and analysts working within NREL’s National Wind Technology Center and wind energy program maintain open-source data sets and develop multifidelity predictive modeling and simulation capabilities to benefit the wind energy industry.
Wind energy researchers at NREL’s Flatirons Campus develop modeling and simulation capabilities that help inform wind industry research and design to drive down the cost of wind energy.
Created using Nalu-Wind simulation code, this visualization of two NREL 5-megawatt wind turbines demonstrates a turbine wake interaction flow field, which can improve understanding of wind plant performance.
The tools formerly hosted on the National Wind Technology Center’s archived information portal, an open-source library for wind and water power research, are now included on this page. The software and data are primarily for the benefit of the U. Others are welcome to use the software and data, but please note that they are meant for professionals with expertise in wind or water power technologies and are subject to a data use disclaimer agreement. Read performance reports from The Ohio State University wind tunnel tests.
The Annual Technology Baseline identifies technology-specific cost and performance parameters or other investment decision metrics across a range of fuel price conditions as well as site-specific conditions for electric generation technologies at present and with projections through Cambium data sets contain hourly emission, cost, and operational data for modeled futures of the U. See data from the meter turbine inflow research towers at NREL’s Flatirons Campus, which are used to measure the atmospheric conditions and winds that flow into the site.
This data catalog collects and maintains publicly accessible data resulting from federally funded research conducted by NREL’s National Wind Technology Center researchers and analysts.
Visitors can search for data sets or browse a listing of all submissions. Based on a wiki platform, OpenEI is becoming a global leader in the energy data realm—specifically analyses of renewable energy and energy efficiency. OpenEI’s growing community of users can view, edit, add, and download data.
Accurate documentation of the wind patterns around the United States helps researchers determine the best sites for wind power plants. Wind maps can also help determine the wind resource potential for specific locations. NREL supplies access to several types of tools and data sets to explore wind geospatial data for the contiguous United States and several international regions and countries. NREL has developed an interactive map and geospatial data showing wind supply curves , which characterize the quantity and quality of land-based and offshore wind resources.
The Knowledge Base provides access to a range of information about the environmental effects of wind energy. Relevant publications from around the world are compiled into a user-friendly table that allows users to sort content by type, technology, stressor, and receptor. The Circular Economy Lifecycle Assessment and Visualization CELAVI framework is a dynamic and flexible tool that models the impacts of clean energy including wind energy supply chains during the transition from a linear to a circular economy.
The Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool CREST contains economic, cash-flow models designed to assess project economics, design cost-based incentives, and evaluate the impact of state and federal support structures on renewable energy, including wind energy.
NREL’s demand-side grid dsgrid model harnesses decades of sector-specific including wind energy modeling expertise to create comprehensive electricity load data sets at high temporal, geographic, sectoral, and end-use resolution to understand current and future U. ExaWind is an open-source suite of codes designed for multi-fidelity simulation of wind turbines and wind farms, including high-fidelity simulations that resolve scales going from micron-scale boundary layers around turbine blades up kilometer-scale turbulent atmospheric flow.
Also included are the capability to run actuator-line and -disk simulations. AMR-Wind and Nalu-Wind are computational fluid dynamics codes that are highly scalable on modern supercomputers including those accelerated with graphical-processing units GPU and are designed with sustainable software engineering methods.
OpenFAST is the whole-turbine simulation code. ExaWind provides a computer-generated environment where researchers and engineers can test ideas, including potentially disruptive technology, before moving forward with development. ExaWind development is funded by the U. FLORIS provides a computationally inexpensive, controls-oriented modeling tool of the steady-state wake characteristics in a wind farm. This open-source software framework models turbine interactions in planned and existing wind power plants, and can be used to design and analyze wind farm control strategies and wind farm layout optimizations.
A standardized tool for producing operational analyses of wind power plants, OpenOA identifies and analyzes the drivers of wind farm performance. The first open-source software tool of its kind, OpenOA helps wind industry professionals make more accurate predictions and more informed decisions in their work, thereby reducing investment risk.
The REopt web tool allows users to evaluate the economic viability of distributed wind energy and other renewable energy sources, identify system sizes and dispatch strategies to minimize energy costs, and estimate how long a system can sustain critical load during a grid outage.
The Renewable Energy Potential reV model model is a first-of-its-kind detailed spatiotemporal modeling assessment tool that empowers users to calculate renewable energy capacity, generation, and cost based on geospatial intersection with grid infrastructure and land-use characteristics.
Available as open source since February , the reV model currently supports wind turbine technologies. The Stochastic Soaring Raptor Simulator SSRS is designed to predict movements of soaring raptors such as golden eagles with the goal of determining potential negative interactions between soaring raptors and wind turbines. SSRS uses a stochastic agent-based model for simulating a large number of wind- riding eagle paths at turbine-scale resolution using the atmospheric conditions at a specific time and the ground features altitude, slope, aspect at a particular site.
SSRS can be applied to any rectangular region within the United States without the need for any eagle-centric or atmosphere-related data collection efforts, using only publicly available data sources.
SSRS outputs a presence density map, which could be used to design tailored collision-mitigation measures or for future plant siting. WindSE is an open-source computational fluid dynamics code designed for wind turbine or wind farm simulations, optimization, and uncertainty quantification studies.
Written in Python using the FEniCS finite element library, WindSE includes tools to automatically obtain adjoint gradients for efficient optimization and sensitivity analysis in high dimensions.
It includes modules for a full suite of wind plant models, including turbine aerodynamics, component structural analysis, component costs, plant operations and maintenance costs, financial models, wind plant layouts, and wind turbine aeroelastic simulations. These engineering tools range from preprocessors to help build models, simulators to perform the analysis, postprocessors to analyze the results, and utilities to run and manage the processing tasks.
AirfoilPrep is a preprocessor for generating airfoil tables for AeroDyn. BModes is a finite-element code that provides dynamically coupled modes for a beam. Modes generates mode shapes for wind turbine towers and blades.
PreComp is a code that provides span-variant structural properties for composite blades. TurbSim is a stochastic, full-field, turbulence simulator primarily for use with InflowWind -based simulation tools. The MSC. AeroDyn is an aerodynamics software library module for use by designers of horizontal-axis wind turbines.
BeamDyn is a time-domain structural-dynamics module for slender beam structures. Farm , via GitHub, extends the capabilities of OpenFAST to provide multiphysics-based engineering simulation of wind farms: land-based, fixed-bottom offshore, and floating offshore.
Farm can simulate each wind turbine in the farm with an OpenFAST model, capture relevant physics for prediction of wind farm power performance and structural loads, and predict the ultimate and fatigue loads of each wind turbine in the farm. FEAMooring is a finite-element-based mooring-dynamics module. IceDyn and IceFloe are sets of routines that calculate time-domain loads induced by surface ice on offshore substructures.
MoorDyn is a lumped-mass mooring line model for simulating the dynamics of moorings connected to floating offshore structures. GitHub-based MoorPy is a computationally efficient mooring system design tool developed by NREL for floating offshore wind energy structures. OpenFAST provides state-of-the-art simulation of individual wind turbines: land based, fixed-bottom offshore, and floating offshore. OpenFAST has the ability to model wind turbine loads, consider a range of wind turbine configurations, and enable standards-based loads analysis for predicting wind system ultimate and fatigue loads.
OrcaFlex is a commercial software package for the design and analysis of marine systems. Seismic is a module for simulating seismic loads on wind turbines. SubDyn is a time-domain structural-dynamics module for multi-member fixed-bottom substructures. SOWFA employs computational fluid dynamics to enable users to investigate wind turbine and wind power plant performance under a full range of atmospheric conditions and terrain.
With this tool, researchers and wind power plant designers can examine and minimize the impact of turbine wakes on overall plant performance. Crunch is a software utility that performs several types of post-processing analyses for one or more files.
GenStats is a fairly simple utility that generates statistics for one or more files. GPP pronounced “jeep” is a general-purpose postprocessor for wind turbine data analysis.
Blade Fatigue Static BladeFS is a MATLAB script that was developed to determine loads and deflections associated with fatigue and static structural testing of wind turbine blades using matrix based finite element analysis. You can use it to design rotors. Wind Research Menu. Wind Data and Tools The wind energy researchers, scientists, and analysts working within NREL’s National Wind Technology Center and wind energy program maintain open-source data sets and develop multifidelity predictive modeling and simulation capabilities to benefit the wind energy industry.
Graphic by Shreyas Ananthan and Ganesh Vijayakumar, NREL The tools formerly hosted on the National Wind Technology Center’s archived information portal, an open-source library for wind and water power research, are now included on this page.
Data Sets Airfoils. Annual Technology Baseline. Met Data. Met Ocean Data. See data from NOAA buoys. WindExchange Maps.
Wind Geospatial Data Tools. Wind Resource Maps and Data. Wind Supply Curves. Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database. HydroDyn is a time-domain hydrodynamics module. InflowWind is a module for processing wind-inflow data. OrcaFlex Interface. Content Editors.
Workbook: Golf Clash Wind Calculator
For your convenience, tables for conversion and wind speed impact on land and sea are provided for you to download. On the whole the surface of the sea takes on a white appearance. Based on ship’s data heading and speed over ground , this nautical wind calculator returns true and apparent wind speed and direction. Each mode is just a way of fine tuning your adjustments based on which ball you’re using. Firmware Sensor Unit 1. Navigation Calculator. Clash of Clans.