The renewable energy industry comprises alternative energy and sustainable energy companies, including those involved in hydroelectric power, wind power, and solar power generation. India is one of the countries with a large production of energy from renewable sources. As of 30 September 2020, 36.17% (including large hydro) of India's installed electricity generation capacity is from renewable sources. India has a strong manufacturing base in wind power with 20 manufactures of 53 different wind turbine models of international quality up to 3 MW in size with exports to Europe, the United States, and other countries.
In the energy sector, it becomes very important to provide cost-efficient solutions to customers without having to compromise with the quality. Plus getting accurate manufacturing data and BOM is very important to completing projects on time.
With SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD you can create complex structures in 3D with great ease. Also, the accurate calculation of weight and the cut-length of structure members are of great help during manufacturing. Functionalities like Solar access study gives you the accurate prediction of the shadows when designing PV systems which in turn can be helpful for optimized positioning of structures in the layout.
As the structures are installed in an outdoor environment, calculating wind effects is very important as a miscalculation can be catastrophic. Also, at the same time optimizing the amount of material used is important as bulky structures can be very costly.
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation helps you calculate wind effects on the structure. You can change the wind velocity and direction to accurately calculate the effects at different wind speeds and angles. Plus SOLIDWORKS Simulation can find the weak regions under the applied loading. Users can analyze by changing different parameters and find out the optimum design thus saving material cost.
The structures and assemblies could be quite complex and hence requires experienced personnel for assembling the components. Also performing such actions by reading hard copy manuals could be time taking and difficult. It is also important to provide the customer with Value addition which can give you an edge over the competitors.
SOLIDWORKS Composer helps in create clear and interactive technical documentation. With the step-by-step interactive output performing complex tasks like assembling or removing parts can be easily performed by anyone. Furthermore, the output can be generated in HTML form can be shared easily with customers or uploaded on the website which definitely will give you a competitive edge.