Plant_FinanceSE is a set of models for assessing overall wind plant cost of energy (coe). The models use wind turbine and plant cost and energy production information as well as several financial parameters in simple equations to estimate coe.
Author: K. Dykes
This software is a beta version 0.1.0.
For detailed documentation see http://wisdem.github.io/Plant_FinanceSE/
General: NumPy, SciPy, Swig, pyWin32, MatlPlotLib, Lxml, OpenMDAO
Wind Plant Framework: FUSED-Wind (Framework for Unified Systems Engineering and Design of Wind Plants)
Sub-Models: CommonSE, AeroelasticSE, RotorSE, DriveSE, DriveWPACT, TowerSE, JacketSE, Turbine_CostsSE, Plant_CostsSE, Plant_EnergySE, Plant_FinanceSE, pBEAM, CCBlade, Akima
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_FinanceSE.py-|release|.tar.gz or Plant_FinanceSE.py-|release|.zip) from the website link at the bottom the Plant_FinanceSE site.
Install Turbine_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
$ python > import plant_financese.basic_finance.coe_fin > import plant_financese.nrel_csm_fin.nrel_csm_fin
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_FinanceSE.py
For software issues please use https://github.com/WISDEM/Plant_FinanceSE/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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