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Optimise your site layout. Optimise your business case certainty SiteDesign® optimizes the layout of your wind power plant, through a sophisticated analysis of lifetime energy costs for each turbine. This is achieved by striking the most effective balance between a layout that maximises expected revenue, and one that reduces estimated operating and maintenance costs based upon Vestas’ deep knowledge into turbine components and operating data from global wind power plants. Put simply, SiteDesign® finds the balance between the estimated ratio of annual revenue to operating costs. Vestas’ SiteDesign® enables you to assess the production and operating costs of a complex wind energy site over the long term, and configure the optimal location and operational strategy of individual turbines accordingly. SiteDesign® is a crucial step in determining a project’s true potential, and provides a much firmer basis for investment decisions. The difference is in the data SiteDesign® draws on our unique global database which covers millions of hours of operating data from real-time monitoring of over 18,000 wind turbines in more than 60 countries. This is complemented by long term data continuously gathered from internal atmospheric models utilising more than 35,000 meteorological stations across the globe. All of which is analysed by our dedicated global team of siting professionals – including meteorologists, statisticians, mathematicians, wind turbine engineers, business analysts and financial engineers. Using our in-house supercomputer, one of the most powerful in the industry, this team runs sophisticated software tools to generate an optimised plant layout that balances low cost of energy with maximum output. Calculating the total cost of energy It is a fact that even the smallest detail in siting a single turbine can affect the cost of energy for an entire wind power plant. So in order to make an accurate estimate of a project’s potential, SiteDesign® uses sophisticated computer modelling and simulated conditions based on extensive wind and site data analysis. We have developed the SiteDesign® process using our three decades of experience and the expertise gained from installing over 43,000 wind turbines throughout the world. This gives us a unique insight into critical factors such as design loads and operating costs – plus a greater accuracy in identifying the most appropriate turbine type for a particular site, and the most optimal position and operational strategy for each individual turbine. +18,000 SiteDesign® draws on operating data from real-time monitoring of over 18,000 wind turbines in more than 60 countries.