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2017
18 DEC

WAT 4.3 released

WAT now includes an algorithm for automatic generation of sector-management rules 

15 DEC

WAsP 12 released

In addition to the new features of WAsP 12, outlined below, with this release we introduce a new licensing structure for WAsP software. WAsP is now bundled with WAsP Engineering...

11 DEC

Merry Christmas

Thank you for your cooperation in 2017. We are looking forward to 2018 with exciting new features in the WAsP software suite.

05 DEC

Global Wind Atlas 2.0 launched

The World Bank has just launched a new global wind atlas that considers the impacts of high-resolution climatology and topography on the wind resource by employing meso...

29 SEP

WAsP can be automated!

Did you know that it is possible to automate WAsP to run through a series of different options, or to re-perform some calculations from time to time with different or...

10 AUG

A generations worth of WAsP software

The very first software package containing the Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP) was shipped to a German university in the summer of 1987 – thirty years...

30 JUN

WAsP course from 24-26 October 2017

The WAsP Team will be hosting a WAsP course and WAsP Certification in October 2017. 

27 JUN

Spectral Correction - Data coverage increased

The Long-term reference wind data provided by DTU Wind Energy has now been extended with the Middle East. The WAsP Team will continue to expand the coverage; currently...

20 JUN

Uncertainty of background roughness and wind resource

A form has been derived to estimate the uncertainty in WAsP’s ‘horizontal extrapolation’ caused by uncertainty in background roughness length (Kelly & J ø rgensen...

14 JUN

WAsP Terrain Workshop release

This release fixes a bug in vector map rendering in case the vector map elevations are below 0 m

07 JUN

Validation of the Global Wind Atlas

A validation of the Global Wind Atlas using WAsP was recently presented a t the WindEurope Resource Assessment workshop in Edinburg.

01 JUN

Survey on land surface data

The InnoWind project ( www.innowind.dk ) focusses on the development of novel satellite-based data layers for flow modelling in connection with wind energy - and to...

31 MAY

DTU and WAsP goes offshore in London 6-8 June

DTU Wind Energy and WAsP will be attending the offshore wind energy conference in London next week.

30 MAY

WAsP Map Editor 11.21.11.28 release

A number of bugs have now been fixed and a new updated Map Editor version is available for download.

23 MAY

WAsP Map Editor 11.20.10.26 release

A number of bugs have now been fixed and a new updated Map Editor version is available for download.

17 MAY

The WEng course is now online!

Would you like to learn about IEC site assessment? We are proud to introduce the WAsP Engineering self-study course. An online course with access to the study material...

01 MAY

Visit us at AWEA 2017

Jake Badger, Head of Section, will be attending AWEA. He will be available for talks and discussions at DTU Wind Energy´s stand no. 2642 .

12 APR

WAsP Terrain Workshop update

A new version of WAsP Terrain Workshop has been released with the following new features:

16 MAR

Uncertainty of vertical extrapolation in resource estimates

Forms for uncertainty in vertical extrapolation have been derived for wind resource calculations using both WAsP and shear-based extrapolation, showing the regimes where...

16 FEB

WAsP Map Editor 11.20.5 release

Users will now be able to work with data in grid format

13 FEB

WAT supports revised IEC 61400-1 and IEC 61400-12-1 standards

The Windfarm Assessment Tool (WAT) supports new site assessments in coming editions of IEC 61400-1 and IEC 61400-12-1. Other new features include de-trend correction...

26 JAN

WAsP for tertiary education

WAsP was designed as a suite of models and engineering tools to be used by industry and academia. However, it can also be used for teaching at tertiary education levels...

25 JAN

Map Editor SRTM download problem solved

Some users have had problems with SRTM-import via the Map Editor. This problem is now solved. Map Editor users should simply specify the following secure SRTM internet...

09 JAN

SRTM import may fail

Update: Map Editor SRTM download problem solved Some users have had problems with SRTM-import via the Map Editor. This problem is now solved. Map Editor users...

05 JAN

Spectral Correction method - Data coverage increased

Long-term reference wind data provided by DTU Wind Energy now cover alm ost all European countries, Turkey, the USA, China, India, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand...

2016
16 DEC

WAsP self-study course experiences

DTU Wind Energy is offering a flexible and affordable WAsP training course . The course is designed to be cost-effective and to maximise the learning outcome versus resources...

15 DEC

Merry Christmas

Thank you for your cooperation in 2016. We are looking forward to 2017 with exciting new features in the WAsP software suite.

13 DEC

RUNE project shows future of near-shore wind resource estimations

There is a worldwide interest in reducing the costs of offshore wind energy, which can be achieved by cheaper and more accurate estimations of the wind resources before...

12 DEC

WAsP course in May 2017

The WAsP Team will be hosting a WAsP course and WAsP Certification in May 2017. 

30 NOV

Dreaming of becoming a wind turbine owner

A domestic wind turbine is a dream for many and a way to support the economy of a self-sustained and environmentally friendly home. There is, however, a risk that the...

25 OCT

WAsP Version 11.5 Release C

This release extends the ranges of height and roughness length within which WAsP will model the wind climate. It also contains some important bug fixes, especially regarding...

17 OCT

WEng version 4.0 release D

WAsP Engineering 4 has been updated especially regarding the recent implementation of Extreme wind calculations by the Spectral Correction method where missing or bad...

07 OCT

Sometimes, walls make sense

An ancient Chinese proverb goes like this: When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, and others build windmills.

06 OCT

Courses in November 2016

The WAsP Team will be hosting both a WAsP and WAsP Engineering course in November 2016. 

16 SEP

It works! Validation of extreme wind method published

A new report validates the Spectral Correction (SC) extreme wind method as implemented in the WAsP Engineering 4 software package. It shows that the SC method is quite...

08 SEP

WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

WAsP and DTU Wind Energy will be present at WindEnergy expo 2016. You can find us at Stand 574, Hall B6.

08 AUG

Wind for Every Rural Household on Earth

The web-based tool "myWindTurbine", designed for planning of domestic wind turbines, has just been released. MyWindTurbine gives every rural household on earth the power...

27 JUN

25 years of continuing education – and still counting!

The first WAsP course was held in Denmark 25 years ago. Since then, more than 2000 engineers and students have been trained in the WAsP and WAsP Engineering software tools...

21 JUN

New WAsP Suite installer

As of 21 June 2016, WAsP, WAsP Engineering, WAsP Map Editor, WAsP Climate Analyst and the Windfarm Assessment Tool are installed from a single WAsP Suite installer

21 JUN

WAsP Engineering 4 released

The most important new feature is the Spectral Correction (SC) method for extreme wind calculation; a new way to calculate extreme winds using on-site wind measurements...

15 JUN

How the Wind Atlas Method started at Risø

Learn more about the Danish, the European, the New European, and the Global Wind Atlas and the WAsP software in this 2-minute video with Professor emeritus, Erik Lundtang...

18 MAY

Meet the WAsP Team at WINDPOWER 2016

We will be attending AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 in New Orleans (booth 4543, Pavilion of Denmark )

13 MAY

What CFD resolution?

CFD modellers are often asked: “What grid resolution did you use?” The question is important because CFD simulations performed on coarse grids may cause significant modelling...

02 MAY

On-demand WAsP self-study course

Join the course, if you want to learn more about the WAsP software. We will show you the tips and tricks, needed in order to avoid the most common pitfalls in wind resource...

26 APR

WAsP Climate Analyst 3.1 released

The new WACA version 3.1 release contains several new features and significant improvements. Most importantly, the distinction between imported data and selected data...

15 APR

Courses at Risø Campus, Denmark

The WAsP Team at DTU Wind Energy, will be hosting WAsP and WEng courses in May 2016 at Risø Campus in Denmark.

02 FEB

Spectral Correction method for extreme wind calculation

The most important new feature in WAsP Engineering 4 is the Spectral Correction method for extreme wind calculation; A new way to calculate extreme winds using on-site...

26 JAN

WAsP software used for teaching at DTU

The WAsP software package is used for the 3-week course 46200 Planning and Development of Wind Farms at the Technical University of Denmark. Over the last nine years...

2015
18 DEC

CREYAP conclusions presented at EWEA 2015

Summary results and conclusions from four European Wind Energy Association Comparison of Resource and Energy Yield Assessment Procedures (CREYAP) benchmark exercises...

18 DEC

WAT 4.1 released

WAT 4.1 corrects problems with effective turbulence calculations and project options

17 DEC

Courses in March 2016

The first course dates for 2016 have now been settled. We will be hosting both a WAsP and WAsP Engineering course, as well as the WAsP Certification Exam in the beginning...

13 NOV

DTU Wind Energy presents Global Wind Atlas at EWEA 2015

On October 21st the DTU Global Wind Atlas was launched. It provides global datasets describing the wind climate including the effects of high resolution topography. The...

04 NOV

Fuga 2.9.6.1 released

The new 64-bit version of Fuga allows calculation of more complex wind-farm clusters.

01 NOV

Feedback

Your feedback is very important for us and we have therefore created two surveys. We hope that you will use a few minutes to answer our questions and thereby help improve...

22 OCT

WAsP 11.4.0016 Release D

WAsP synchronisation with Google Earth restored Being able to synchronise WAsP workspaces with Google Earth makes it possible to view most of the components of the...

20 OCT

WEng 3.1 bug fix release note

Please update your WAsP Engineering and re-create recent projects There is a problem with the water roughness calculations in WAsP Engineering 3.1 which means that...

19 OCT

WAT 4 released

The Windfarm Assessment Tool (WAT) is a post-processor of results from WAsP and WAsP Engineering, supporting the site assessments of various IEC standards. The new release...

25 AUG

European Wind Atlas now available for download

The European Wind Atlas has now been made available for download. The main publication is in English, but editions in German, French, Spanish and Italian are available...

13 JUL

New WACA, release G

WACA 3.0 is a completely new WACA version and Release G introduces a number of improvements and fixes some minor bugs. 

02 JUL

EWEA Offshore CREYAP 2 results

The results of the fourth European Wind Energy Association Comparison of Resource and Energy Yield Assessment Procedures (CREYAP) benchmark exercise were recently presented...

20 JUN

Wind resources in complex terrain

At the AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 conference in Orlando we presented a study that demonstrates the predictive skill of WAsP in hilly terrain with steep slopes.

09 JUN

E-learning courses in September 2015

Online courses running over several weeks, to allow more time for exercises and discussions.

18 MAY

WAsP course in Istanbul, Turkey

The WAsP Team at DTU Wind Energy has arranged for a WAsP course to take place in Istanbul, Turkey. The course will take place from 1 - 3 December 2015.

13 MAY

WAsP 11.3 released

WAsP 11.3 includes a new GWC extrapolation tool for extending legacy “*.lib” files with insufficient range of roughness lengths. It also includes some minor new features...

27 MAR

New WAsP Engineering 3.1

WAsP Engineering 3.1 brings a number of new features: (1) Peak-over-threshold extreme wind method for terrain that is not too complex; (2) Updated Help-file; (3) New script...

27 MAR

New WACA 3.0.0.146

WACA 3.0 is a completely new WACA version. Some of the features from WACA 2.0 are still present, but there are a number of completely new features meant to make it much...

21 MAR

WAsP course at Cornell University, USA

DTU Wind Energy and Cornell University have arranged a WAsP course at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA on 12 -14 October 2015

18 FEB

Meet the WAsP Team at AWEA 2015

We will be attending AWEA Windpower 2015 in Orlando (stand 2419 )

09 FEB

WACA 3 Rel.B released

WACA 3.0 is a completely new WACA version. Some of the features from WACA 2.0 are still present, but there are a number of completely new features meant to make it much...

2014
22 DEC

WACA 3 released

WACA 3.0 is a completely new WACA version. Some of the features from WACA 2.0 are still present, but there are a number of completely new features meant to make it much...

02 DEC

WAsP and WEng e-learning course in January 2015

Online courses running over several weeks, to allow more time for exercises and discussions.

2013

 

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