Several of the department’s key competence areas are disseminated and commercialized via licensing of software. The software is continuously being refined with new research input and act as a platform for research-based innovation.

The Department of Wind and Energy Systems at Risø, Denmark, is where research in wind energy started. Today, the department disseminates and commercializes several key competence areas via software licensing. The software is continuously refined with new research input and acts as a platform for research-based innovation

The platforms Global Wind Atlas and New European Wind Atlas are the first freely available high-resolution maps of the wind resource globally and in Europe, respectively.

WAsP is an industry-standard software sold by DTU, used for wind resource assessment, siting, and energy yield calculation for wind turbines and wind farms in all kinds of terrain worldwide.
The WAsP suite also contains WAsP Engineering (WEng) and Windfarm Assessment Tool (WAT), where WEng is used for site-specific wind conditions relevant for fatigue and extreme loads, and WAT is used for site suitability assessment in accordance with the methodology of international standards.
PyWAsP is a Python-based API for running WAsP and WEng models, allowing users to easily integrate WAsP's powerful wind resource prediction capabilities into their own Python-based applications and projects.
Further software examples are HAWC2 for calculating loads and response of wind turbines in time domain and HAWCStab2 for aero-servo-elastic design and tuning of controllers. The tool BECAS is for use in the structural design and analysis of wind turbine blades.

Software Courses
In addition to developing various software programs, DTU Wind offers an 8-week self-study course in WAsP and a 10-week self-study course in WEng, which come with videos and exercises that can be completed at your own pace.

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