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, while neighbors can be affected by shadow flicker and noise emissions. When developing wind farm projects, the adverse impact to the local environment can be mitigated though.
This can all be handled in windPRO.
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.
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.
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. Photo-realistic renderings of a proposed wind farm can be created 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.