openWind®, created by AWS Truepower, is an open-source wind project design and optimization software which can aid users with a highly configurable toolbox of functionality that extends beyond simple energy capture. Utilizing a typical Geographical Information Systems (GIS) interface, users can:
- Explore and optimize cost of energy
- Energy yields based on geographical conditions
- Assess deep array impacts
- Define and analyze strategies for managed shut-down of turbines
- Manage uncertainty
- Visual impact
Users can not only import standard GIS shapefiles (vectors and rasters) but also Wind Resource Grid files, Meteoroligcal Mast (Met Mast Data) files and Time-series files providing a greater, more comprehensive analysis of wind farm projects.