CERC has provided expert services in local flow and turbulence modelling for over 25 years and regularly takes part in UK, EU and international research projects.
We are experts in solving a range of wind energy problems, such as:
CERC uses our own practical, high resolution FLOWSTAR-Energy model, which is suitable for both onshore and offshore sites. The model simulates air flow and turbulence over flat or complex terrain, including the effects of stratification, variable surface roughness and wind turbines in operation.
Using the model, CERC provide a range of essential outputs for wind farm planning, including estimates of free stream, gross and net energy yields, and high-resolution maps of flow and turbulence.