Welcome to windPRO

windPRO is the industry leading software suite for design and planning of wind farms projects. Successfully used by both large corporations and small entrepreneurs, windPRO is recognized and accepted by banks and authorities worldwide.

windPRO covers everything from wind data analysis, calculation of energy yields, quantification of uncertainties, assessment of site suitability, to calculation and visualization of environmental impact. windPRO can also be used for detailed post-construction analysis of production data. All available in separate modules as needed.

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Get all the tools you need with windPRO

  • Handle complex wind turbine operation modes with thousands of power curves.
  • Use multi-height met masts and multiple turbine hub heights.
  • Calculate with time series or wind statistics as you like in PARK.
  • Estimate turbine loads on a particular site with SITE COMPLIANCE and LOAD RESPONSE.
  • Analyze production data for repowering or evaluate losses withPERFORMANCE CHECK.
  • Work with displacement heights across calculations.

 

Do you have a request? windPRO is continuously developed through close interaction with users worldwide. Feel free to contact us!

windPRO modules

windPRO helps businesses worldwide working with wind energy

Thousands of users rely on windPRO to assist in business critical decisions

With windPRO, you can model all kinds of wind energy projects. From the simplest single turbine project, to large-scale multi-mast, multi-turbine, multi-neighbor projects.

Select the right wind turbine model by utilizing the catalogue of over 1.000 models approved by manufactures.

The cost of energy relies heavily on the available wind resource. You can use wind resource maps in windPRO to find the best spots. Let the optimize OPTIMIZE module do the dirty work of finding the optimal turbine layout.

Want to squeeze in more turbines in a tight spot? You can quantify the loss of energy in the PARK module and estimate the loads with SITE COMPLIANCE and LOAD RESPONSE

New Wind Farms

Accurately calculate the annual energy production (AEP) with the PARK module. Depending on your needs, PARK can calculate a time-varying energy production or a wind-statistic based energy production.

The many high-quality datasets delivered with windPRO makes it easy to find a long-term reference.

Repowering Wind Farms and Expansions

Quantify the impact existing wind farms will have on a new wind farm and vice versa. Take different commissioning and decommissioning times into account and gauge how different phases of construction will impact the production using the time-varying PARK calculation.

Lower your uncertainty by analysing historical production data in the PERFORMANCE CHECK module, calculating an even more accurate long-term production.

Repowering

Wind turbine in landscape

Take care of the local environment.

The transition to a renewable energy system can sometimes unfurtunately come at the expense of local bats and birds. Neighbors can also be affected by shadow flicker and noise emissions.

When developing wind farm projects, the adverse impact to the local environment can be mitigated.

This can all be handled with windPRO.

Noise Emission Calculations

With the DECIBEL module, the noise emissions can be calculated with different operation modes during day, evening and night.

With NORD2000 the noise can be calculated while taking the wind direction, terrain and ruggedness into account, creating a more accurate noise profile.

Noise regulations for multiple countries are included in windPRO.

Shadow Flicker Calculation

Flicker from shadows can be calculated with the SHADOW module, which accurately calculates real-case flicker scenarios accepted by authorities world-wide.

If the amount of shadow flicker exceeds the allowed threshold, a curtailment plan can be easily generated. For more conservative estimates, it is also possible to calculate a worst-case, un-realistic flicker scenario.

Visibility of Wind Turbines

With the ZVI module, the cumulative visibility of wind turbines can be calculated from any point in the landscape, be it a neighbor or a radar.

Create Photo-realistic renderings of a proposed wind farm with PHOTOMONTAGE, which is useful when working with planning authorities and neighbours.

All in all, windPRO gives you all the tools to accurately document how a wind farm will impact the local environment, making it easier to obtain a permit.

Plan, do, CHECK, act!

Checking the production of the operating wind farm is just as important as planning it.

With PERFORMANCE CHECK, you can perform post-construction evaluations, quantifying the future production and future losses. This is done by calculating the expected production in each time step based on individual turbines’ nacelle wind speed.

No matter the turbine manufacture, you can evaluate losses by error codes. Lost production is lost revenue if you do not act.

PERFORMANCE CHECK can also be used for model calibration, teaching you how to become better at planning new wind farms in the future.

Wind turbines at sunset

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