Wind farm project design

Wind farm design consists of many different phases, from pre-planning to a complete investment plan.

A windfarm screening study and the windfarm design based on it is the first and most important step in wind farm planning. Based on the screening study, it is decided whether the project is reasonable from both an environmental and a business perspective. Professional screening studies ensures that the project has the best chances of being realized.

We make about 50 windfarm designs annually. The core of our business is to be involved in projects that are feasible and profitable, not just to sell expert services. When doing a screening study, if we can see that the project does not have the right wind or environmental conditions, we will inform the customer before any major costs occur.  

We specialize in windfarm optimization. Optimization means maximizing production while taking noise, flicker and other environmental aspects into consideration. This allows us to increase the value of the project. Based on our experience, we can nearly always improve the profitability of a planned wind farm by updating existing plans.  

The windfarm design includes wind-, energy- and environmental studies. Our reports contain a clear summary, conclusions and follow-up recommendations.

Etha Wind’s expertise is based on managing the overall process of wind power projects. In the screening phase, our team uses calculation models to determine wind- and production volumes. We have made use of public production data produced by the Energy Authority and compared them with theoretical calculations. If necessary, we utilize this knowledge as a base in the screening phase to produce realistic reports and to demonstrate feasible projects.

Conducting environmental studies requires experience and expertise. In addition, proper consideration of various stakeholders right from the screening stage is essential for the smooth running of the project. This also involves open and understandable communication with all stakeholders.

Wind farm project design

Wind farm screening study:

Wind farm screening study:

  • Preliminary wind estimate
  • Preliminary production calculation
  • Environmental restrictions, including:
  • nature protection- and groundwater areas
  • valuable cultural environments and ancient remains
  • community structure and land use planning
  • endangered species
  • buildings
  • road network
  • flight obstacle restrictions and high-voltage network
  • turbine placement
  • preliminary noise calculations
  • preliminary flicker calculations
  • possible conclusions/recommendations relating to the grid connection
  • conclusions and opinion about the project’s development potential

Wind farm optimization:

Wind farm optimization:

  • Focus on optimization of turbine locations
  • Production maximization
  • Loss minimization
  • Management of environmental impacts
  • Customer specific wishes
  • Alternative layouts
  • Layout feasibility comparison
  • Production calculation
  • Noise and flicker calculation