Wind farm design and WindFarmer

A two day course for professionals looking to learn about wind farm design using WindFarmer software. Investment in an understanding of wind farm design can reduce timelines and costs at the development stages of a project.


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Pre-construction energy assessment

Training Information

  • Duration:

    2 days

  • Date:

    To be confirmed

  • Language:


  • Location:

    To be confirmed

Additional Information:

The process of wind farm design involves a number of disciplines and skilled use of sophisticated software tools. These methodologies will be examined, discussed and applied under the guidance of our trainer. 


Starting from the principles of wind flow, turbulence, wake effects, and ending with optimized energy production and careful environmental analysis, this course provides an excellent grounding in the underlying concepts of wind farm design. In addition, it will equip attendees with a basic understanding in the use of WindFarmer software, with particular focus on the following areas: 

Base Module: Energy calculation, turbine representation, noise modelling, optimization, report generation; MCP+ Module: Use of measured wind data, Measure Correlate Predict; Visualization Module: 3D visualization and animation, zones of visual influence; Shadow Flicker Module: Shadow flicker maps & analysis, shadow flicker limits.


This course is supported by concise notes, examples and hands-on exercises, and attendees will also receive a demonstration copy of WindFarmer for follow-up exploration. The attendee numbers are kept low to allow each participant to receive maximum attention. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the course.



Tom Levick, WindFarmer Product Manager (MPhys University of Oxford), has been working for DNV GL since 2011, previously Garrad Hassan. Tom first worked in the Project Development group responsible for undertaking pre construction energy assessments as well as providing other technical services to developers, financiers and other project stakeholders. More recently he worked as a software product owner for an internal wind analysis software tool and now manages the development of the next generation of WindFarmer: Analyst software. He also delivers short training courses on wind farm design and the use of WindFarmer software for clients and universities.


Course outline:

Day 1 
Start - 9.15


Principles of wind flow

Wind speed monitoring

Break – 11.15

PC setup

Building a workbook

Energy calculation

Lunch – 13.00

Optimization of layout

Analysis and interpretation of wind speed data

Use of flow models in wind farm design

Break – 15.30

Wake models and wake model verification

Calculation of predicted wind farm output

Further analyses and conclusions

Q & A session

Finish – 17.00


Day 2
Start - 9.15

Multiple projects

MCP+ module

Break – 11.15

Environmental analysis



Lunch – 13.00

Shadow flicker

Reporting and exporting

Break – 15.30

Introduction to advanced features

Q & A session

Finish – 17.00


Who should attend:

Anyone who wants to learn more about the area of, or is working in, wind farm design. No prior knowledge is needed of either wind farm design principles or WindFarmer.