Site assessment and forecasting company 3TIER offers 90-m wind prospecting tools. The web-based service gives wind project developers and financiers immediate access to 90-m resolution wind resource data across the continental US, which the company says is the highest resolution data currently available on-demand. Detailed data reveals how even small terrain features will affect wind power generation, enabling anyone with a financial stake in a project to better manage spatial risk during the earliest stages of project development.
What is the first step for installing a wind turbine?
A first step in the development of a wind farm is to identify land with sufficient wind to support a commercial project. This calls for a series of studies, one of which is the wind-study assessment that looks at historical wind data. There may be a meteorological or met tower in the area that has…
Trends in wind forecasting and site assessments
Economic uncertainty and constrained capital have significantly increased scrutiny of potential wind projects. That makes accurate and timely site assessments more important for reducing financial risk. Even after projects are online, operators continue to look for ways to reduce O&M costs, while incorporating new technology to help them monitor farm conditions and alert them to…
Wind prospecting in Poland
Renewable energy consulting firm Wind Prospect will be taking delivery of two Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers this month to provide developers in Poland’s growing wind power market with fast, economical access to hub-height wind measurements.