MMI Engineering has released version 2.0 of its offshore wind farm analysis software WEP-View (Wind Energy Potential - View). This software has been developed as a response to an industry demand for a tool to assess the electricity and revenue generation potential in an offshore wind farm. WEP-View helps developers optimize the layout of a wind farm to maximize the power output and profit potential.
WEP-View is built as a Microsoft Excel® tool, to offer convenience and familiarity to users, with a back-end efficient numerical engine with the capacity for analysis of large wind input files for an entire wind farm. WEP-View takes the specification of wind speed and direction, turbine dimensions, and farm characteristics, then calculates wind data, power generated by the wind farm including wake effects (shielding effects of turbines on each other), and power available for sales, including transmission loss effects. Using input price per Megawatt hour, the tool calculates the revenue generation based on the power available for sale.