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We spoke with Luis Miguel García, Director of Wind and Site Assessment at BlueFloat Energy, about his experience using WindFarmer: Analyst. He has been working in onshore and offshore wind since 2009, and his department works on key areas such as wind assessment, flow modelling, wind farm optimization and wakes.
Q. How does BlueFloat Energy use WindFarmer: Analyst?
A. We use WindFarmer: Analyst for wake and blockage losses assessment and wind turbine layout optimization. With WindFarmer we have a wide range of results, depending on the wake models considered, that help us to reduce the uncertainty in our energy yield assessment estimates.
Q. Why did you choose WindFarmer: Analyst?
A. I’ve been working with WindFarmer for more than 10 years. I consider it a very important tool for running the energy yield assessment studies. I decided WindFarmer was going to be one of the tools included in our methodologies and procedures, as we needed to consolidate a robust methodology that relies on the use of very mature and widely recognized and accepted tools. I wanted to continue using a wide range of different flow models to follow the best industry practices.
Q. What features of WindFarmer: Analyst do you most value?
A. Having the blockage effect tool integrated in the software is a great improvement. I also like the different options for the wakes modelling, including PARK, Eddy Viscosity, Large Wind Farm Correction, Ambient stability options and more.