A world of wind ressources in your hand: Win(d)Scout app from EOL
The wind conditions around the globe are available now in your pocket on your phone. Whether you are in Italy, Argentina or New Zealand, you can see the current wind conditions on your iPhone /iPad - either directly on site or by manual selection of any place in the world (Google Map).
Since the introduction of Win(d)Scout for Germany, the app has been downloaded more than 6,000 times in the App Store. For version 2.0 of Win(d)Scout its functions have been improved and developed - and now it goes around the world!
Custom-fit wind turbines
The information-rich first screen of the app (screenshot 1) provides a color raster view of the world according to average wind speed, where the user can virtually position his or her turbines. Using this tool, the user can also position the turbines at their current position and find out in seconds whether the wind speeds and that location meet his or her requirements for a feasible project.
The scenario can be fine-tuned on the app's second screen (screenshot 2), where the wind turbines can be configured through multitouch or in the settings dialog box. Win(d)Scout then immediately calculates the wind conditions and production output of the customized turbines (screenshots 3). Additionally in the PRO version the user is able to choose between real manufacturer's power curves or can create their own power curve.
Free app: worldwide wind resources in 9 km resolution + wind resources in Germany in 2 km resolution can be used in English or German language.
PRO-Version can be bought through an in-app purchase. The advantages:
• Individual review of the calculations
• PDF report
• Feedback on the WTG sites
• Facts about every WTG
• Expansion of the integrated manufacturers
• Calculations with custom, user-created power curves
• Free of charge, optional upgrade to the PRO Version (Early Bird price until the HUSUM Wind fair!)
• Category: service program
• Integrated maps:
World (9 km-resolution)
Germany (2 km-resolution)
• Maps available for purchase:
Denmark (1 km-resolution)
Poland (5 km-resolution)
• Version: 2.1
• Size: 12 MB
• Language: German/English
• Rated: 4+
• System requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch und iPad. min. iOS 5.0.
• Developer: © 2012 EOL energie-online.de GmbH
• Link to the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/win-d-scout/id439668975?mt=8#
The Win(d)Scout App in this version is for informational and non-commercial use only, providing general wind conditions at a selected site (speed, power and direction) and the related output of possible wind turbines installed at this location.
All results and estimations of this tool are based on simplified models, presumptions and algorithms for rough calculations only.
EOL energie-online.de GmbH and the author of the data on which these calculations are based assume no liability for results. The data sources used are not appropriate for precise calculation of wind conditions.
EOL energie-online.de GmbH was founded in 2000, for the broadcast of information, digital data and tools (hardware and software) related to projects on the field of renewable energies with stress on wind energy, via internet. Basing on long standing experience and cooperation with senior providers of wind industry, the EOL now offers a product range at its proper internet shop under www.eol-shop.com also available for