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Software for wind prediction launched

20 November 2011

BANGALORE: Energy sector professionals and officials from across the state gathered in the city on Saturday to discuss latest developments in wind forecasting at a one day seminar organised by the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) in association with National Aerospace Laboratories(NAL) and the Centre for Study of Science Technology and Policy (C-Step).

The inaugural session featured ‘Varsha’ which is a wind prediction software developed by NAL capable of making predictions upto 24 hours in advance. “Wind energy is perhaps the most mature industry but due to variable supply levels, it is difficult to incorporate it into our existing system of large grids,” said Dr Kota Harinarayana, DRDO Scientist.

“Varsha is customized for the tropical climate in India. It is also capable of making monthly forecasts. It runs on a supercomputer capable of 10 Teraflops per second. Our forecasts go to the Prime Ministers Office,” said Shyam Chetty, Director NAL……

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/software-for-wind-prediction-launched/204050-60-115.html

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Written by csirindia

November 20, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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