Software for the study of wind power variability

Ingeniería Electrica
  1. Introduction
  2. Download software & manuals
  3. Installation procedure
  4. License terms

This webpage is the download page for the programs that I have developped for the study of the variability of wind power. The programs are intended to asses the variability of wind power introduced in the electrical grid, but it can be used to estimate of the effect of gust in turbines. The foundations of these programs can be found in:

The new version of WINDFREEDOM has implemented Markov chains and a gust detector. For example, it can compute the transition matrix from the record of any wheather station publicly available.

COLLABORATIONS ARE WELCOMED! If you want to expand the options of the program, we can work together to implement such improvements (either for open-source or for commertial projects). Just drop an email to joaquin.mur"at"unizar.es.

The sofware can be downloaded from the "Download software and manuals" tab and installed according to the instructions in the "Installation procedure" tab

DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE FILE LIST

The latest manuals and programs are listed bellow. To use any interative calculus program (files with extension *.nbp), you must download it to a directory on your computer (depending on the browser configuration, you may need to right-click on the links and select 'Save as' options). Afterwards, you should open them with Wolfram Mathematica, Free Mathematica CDF Viewer or MathPlayer program with the menu command File/Open (see the manuals for more details).

  1. EQWIGUST_MANUAL_SPANISH.pdf
  2. Instructions.txt
  3. Manual_usuario_de_leerficheros.pdf
  4. WINDFREEDOM_100902_(OLD).nbp
  5. WINDFREEDOM_100910.nbp
  6. WINFREEDOM_MANUAL_SPANISH.pdf


Nowadays, I am working in the translation of the Spanish manual into English...

Instructions for executing MathPlayer files:

You need to install Mathematica Player from http://www.wolfram.com/ products/player/download.cgi in order to run the calculus and get the data from the weather database.

  1. Run Mathematica Player
  2. Open the file with the calculus (with *.nbp extension) from the menu "File/Open" or with the shortcut [Ctrl]+[O].
  3. Allow dynamic calculus.
  4. Be patient, specially for WINDFREEDOM because the program has to retrieve data from a database in the internet.
  5. After the program starup, the software will ask you a key. Enter the key to activate the program (you can obtain it freely at http://www.joaquinma.com/form/form.php ).
  6. For beter view, I recommend to press function key [F12] to toogle into full screen mode.

LICENSE TERMS

These programs are distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. It is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
See the GNU General Public License for more details.

If you distribute a modified version of this software the additional conditions to the GNU Public License are:

DATA FROM PUBLIC WEATHER STATIONS:


The data downloaded by the WINDFREEDOM program is subjected to Wolfram Mathematica Conditions of use. Among current principal sources for WeatherData are:

Note: The last version of the software is available at URL http://www.windygrid.org/software/. Contact me at University Defence Center.