SSE - Wind Energy - Case Study

Detailed understanding of how the prevailing wind conditions interact with the local terrain and potential wind turbine installations is an essential part of the process of developing onshore wind farms. Many currently-employed software programs are not well suited to complex onshore terrain where factors such as atmospheric stability, forestry and turbine interactions play a significant role. The accurate prediction of wind conditions including wind speed, wind shear, wind veer and turbulence intensity both under ambient and waked conditions is vital for intelligent project design.