annual championship

Annual championship

Find the windiest position for each wind turbine – the winner gets 1000 EURO

You are hereby invited to take part in the annual wind farm design championship. The target is to design the world’s best performing wind farm, that is the wind farm with the highest energy production in accordance with the rules of this game – would you like to take part?

Download the instructions here: “Wind Farm Design CHAMPIONSHIP – Version 1.8”.

The instructions have changed during the years, they have become more and more rigid, in order to get a fair championship. Starting from 2021 WindSim AS awards the winner a price of 1000 EURO. The deadline for delivering your results is 31.05.2023. The conditions that would apply for the championship in 2023 will be defined in “Wind farm design CHAMPIONSHIP – Version 1.8”.

Find below some sample reports from earlier championships. Be aware that the conditions have changed during the years, therefore a direct comparison of results are difficult.


The winner of the 2022 Championship was Erkan Yilmaz for second year in a row. Erkan is working as a wind and site engineer at Nordex Group. There is no doubt he has invested time and effort in establishing a solid project within the rules of the game. 

Dive into the winning project of 2022 below:

 Championship Winner 2022


The winner of the 2021 Championship was Erkan Yilmaz working as a wind and site engineer at Nordex Group. 

Dive into his winning project through the link below:

Championship Winner 2021


The Championship in 2018 was done as a test of the future yearly event on a group of students at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Check out their reports in the table below. 

No.DateAEP (GWh/y)AEP report.vtf *Name (Company)
131.08.18129.2AEP report Tobias Bjerkomp (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
228.08.18127.8AEP report.vtfAnne Lovise Rausand Hertzenberg (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
329.08.18127.3AEP report.vtfAksel Aarstad (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
431.08.18119.3AEP report Knut Nonslid Eriksen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
531.08.18118.5AEP report Julie Hjellbakk Pettersen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

* the .vtf file contains a 3D model used for visualization, it is opened in GlviewPro