GL Garrad Hassan has released version 4.2 of its WindFarmer software suite. The product helps developers design wind farms to maximize the power produced and minimize environmental effects.
The company says WindFarmer now supports a wider range of Shapefiles, giving more options for importing object locations (turbines, houses, viewpoints, etc.), boundaries and terrain contours. Version 4.2 also gives developers new tools for the design and optimization of regular turbine layouts, and improved modeling of array effects for large wind farms.
WindFarmer 4.2 additionally features an updated shadow-flicker analysis that uses map projection information to automatically detect longitude, latitude and true north/grid north deviation, as well as an expanded MCP+ module that provides more versatile data displays and analysis.