ZephyScience is originally a French company founded in 2012. From the beginning, the company was created with an innovative mindset to revolutionise the use of computer modelling in the wind energy industry. Since then, ZephyScience has developed a range of tools and services in the wind resource assessment branch using open-source and cloud-computing technology.
After a strong market basis in Asia, particularly in China and India, ZephyScience is now more closely involved in European activities. With the support of sponsor programs such as EU Horizon 2020, ZephyScience is also constantly working on new developments to stay at the forefront of wind modelling technology.
As the wind market is becoming increasingly competitive and tender processes are replacing state subventions, the financial pressure on owners, developers and investors of wind farms is increasing. This reduces the room for errors in yield predictions over the turbines’ lifetime. In addition, as wind energy needs to be pushed further to reach emission targets, more and more challenging wind sites have to be taken into account.
These factors require an improvement in the resource assessment tools to establish confidence in the wind energy sector. Through advanced physical models combined with elegant computational methods and powerful computing resources, ZephyScience aims to reduce these uncertainties. Our aim is to make CFD wind modelling as accurate, accessible and affordable as possible to improve the reliability of wind project developments.