Supercomputing Drives Wind Power Efficiency
The Simulator for Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) project pushes wind energy analysis and efficiencies to the next level
from HPCWire.com: Wind power is is on track to achieve cost parity with fossil fuels thanks in part to the open-source software tool Simulator for Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) being developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.
“Wind energy is blowing away skeptics,” according to a recent NREL article. “It’s so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department’s goal of 20% wind energy by 2030.”