Getting Started
  • Work through the tutorial available on the downloads page.
  • Read and/or subscribe to the support forums.
  • Peruse some images of the software in action.
  • Watch an instructional video 
openWind Enterprise
For users who need a complete design and optimization toolbox the Enterprise version includes:
  • Deep Array Wake Model
  • Cost of Energy Optimizer
  • Uncertainty Module
  • Time-Series Energy Simulations
  • Shadow Flicker Module
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New! openWind Basic
Expanding the Community edition, Basic is a cost-effective option with superior functionality including:
  • Shadow Flicker Module
  • Fast Wind Mapping
Learn More


OpenWind is wind farm design software for engineers and scientists. It is open source and free to download and use.

OpenWind is an open source platform designed to empower scientists and engineers working in the field of technical wind energy consultancy and to provide transparency to those whose job it is to see that the industry remains on a firm financial footing.

We invite the wind energy community to embrace this project and work with us to improve the industry as a whole.

We envisage this platform as a means by which experts working in research or academia can see their work realized in a form which can benefit the industry and the planet.

We see this project as a vehicle by which best practices in the industry can progress in step with advancements in the theory of wind farm design, turbine loading analysis and modeling.
Recent News
One Day OpenWind Enterprise Training At CanWEA 2013
If you are coming to Toronto for CanWEA, we are running a one-day training for openWind Enterprise the Monday before the conference.
September 21, 2013
Site Down for Maintenance
The site will be down for maintenance during the evening of April 24, 2013 (EDT).
April 23, 2013
Forums Locked For Maintenance
The forums will be unavailable for a day or so while we transfer the site to another better server.
February 20, 2013