Harvesting wind from mountainous regions is an appealing option in many countries, where flatter land is often put to housing, industrial, or other community use, and citizens prefer that
power generation facilities of any kind not mar the nearby landscape for most people on most days. Several software programs are currently available to assess the wind power generation potential of a given site, but they are not, as a rule, well suited to steep terrain. CFD is now emerging as an alternative tool for wind source assessment and forecasting, and its growing
popularity is due, in part, to its ability to simulate wind conditions for any type of terrain.