E-book: How to Solve Typical Data Problems in Wind Resource Assessment

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Wind resource assessment is the vital first step in every wind project. In this case study guide we highlight typical data problems along with appropriate software solutions.

Case - Established Wind Developer Based in Europe

This developer is a subsidiary of a large electric utility in Europe, managing more than 500MW of wind power with a further 500MW in development. They have acquired several other developers over the years and have experimented with different types of wind measurement equipment.

Case - EPC Consultant Based in Asia

This consultant is a branch of a multinational EPC group with competence in building infrastructure projects, but they are relatively new and inexperienced in the wind energy sector. A key client has asked them to lead preparation and construction of a wind farm on a grid-tied tropical island.

Case - Start-up Wind Developer Based in Africa

This developer is a young company and new to the wind industry. Responding to a sudden request for new power generation issued by the national utility, they want to act quickly to determine wind site feasibility and secure the best sites in the country now and for the future.

Benefits of Breeze Development

Rapid advancements have been made in turbine sizes, power electronics, portable SODAR and LIDAR devices and in development of standards to guide developers and consultants. However, the use of software designed specifically for wind resource assessment has been lagging.