Renewable energy consulting and information services company AWS Truepower has released high-resolution wind maps and data for the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and South America.
Wind resource averages and characteristics are available through annual subscriptions to AWS Truepower’s web-based platform, the Wind Site Assessment dashboard. Designed to provide wind developers with 24/7 access to high-resolution wind data, dashboard subscribers can conduct regional prospecting, prioritize development opportunities, and analyze preliminary wind energy production for over 200 turbine models with site-specific reports.
“Our wind resource data, subscriptions, and reports help prioritize wind development opportunities with a high level of accuracy.” stated Sreeni Krishnamurthy, Director of Information Services at AWS Truepower. “Our wind resource maps help steer policy decisions and support economic development agendas as well. Looking forward we will continue to expand our global reach in accelerating markets, like Latin America, and provide innovative solutions to our global client base.”
Industry reports indicate that South America may build wind farms with as much as 2,000 megawatts of capacity this year. In 2011, the installed wind energy capacity in Brazil totaled just over 1,500 MW. By the end of 2016, more than 7,000 MW of wind projects are expected.
“Our clients rely upon our modeled wind resource assessment data to guide business decisions without having to invest significantly in onsite data at the very early stages of development. The data and reports we provide are all backed by sound science and technology resulting in the highest accuracy possible,” said Santi Parés, Business Development Director, Europe and Latin America, AWS Truepower, LLC. “With the added convenience of the web, we are able to be very responsive to the demands of a growing industry.”
AWS Truepower is the world leader in wind resource mapping. Their methods have been independently validated and have been employed in over 80 countries by public and private entities. Download a white paper on the methods and validation online: http://www.awstruepower.com/2010/08/windnavigator-methods-and-validation/.
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