Plant_CostsSE is a set of models for analyzing wind plant balance of station and operational expenditures for both land-based and offshore wind plants.
Author: K. Dykes
This software is a beta version 0.1.0.
For detailed documentation see http://wisdem.github.io/Plant_CostsSE/
General: NumPy, SciPy, Swig, pyWin32, MatlPlotLib, Lxml, OpenMDAO
Wind Plant Framework: FUSED-Wind (Framework for Unified Systems Engineering and Design of Wind Plants)
Supporting python packages: Pandas, Algopy, Zope.interface, Sphinx, Xlrd, PyOpt, py2exe, Pyzmq, Sphinxcontrib-bibtex, Sphinxcontrib-zopeext, Numpydoc, Ipython
First, clone the repository or download the releases and uncompress/unpack (Plant_CostsSE.py-|release|.tar.gz or Plant_CostsSE.py-|release|.zip) from the website link at the bottom the Plant_CostsSE site.
Install PLant_CostsSE within an activated OpenMDAO environment:
$ plugin install
It is not recommended to install the software outside of OpenMDAO.
To check if installation was successful try to import the module in an activated OpenMDAO environment:
$ python > import plant_costsse.nrel_csm_bos.nrel_csm_bos > import plant_costsse.nrel_csm_opex.nrel_csm_opex > import plant_costsse.ecn_opex_offshore.ecn_opex_offshore
Note that you must have the ECN Offshore OPEX model and license in order to use the latter module. This software contains only the OpenMDAO wrapper for the model.
You may also run the unit tests which include functional and gradient tests. Analytic gradients are provided for variables only so warnings will appear for missing gradients on model input parameters; these can be ignored.
$ python src/test/test_Plant_CostsSE.py
If you have the ECN model, you may run the ECN test which checks for a non-zero value for operational expenditures. You will likely need to modify the code for the ECN model based on the version you have and its particular configuration.
$ python src/test/test_Plant_CostsSE_ECN.py
For software issues please use https://github.com/WISDEM/Plant_CostsSE/issues. For functionality and theory related questions and comments please use the NWTC forum for Systems Engineering Software Questions.Wind and Water Tools: ,
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