Supporting the Energy Revolution Develop wind and solar projects better and faster - and operate them more efficiently. 1800 + Renewable energy assessments delivered 150 GW Amount of global wind capacity that Vaisala forecasts on an ongoing, hourly basis + 0.2 % Mean bias error in our wind due diligence validation study 1800 + Renewable energy assessments delivered 150 GW Amount of global wind capacity that Vaisala forecasts on an ongoing, hourly basis + 0.2 % Mean bias error in our wind due diligence validation study As the fuel for wind and solar projects, weather plays a critical role in the renewable energy industry and Vaisala helps customers understand its impact on their bottom line. Vaisala brings together the industry's foremost experts on advanced measurement, assessment, and forecasting to support renewable energy developers and operators around the world. Quick Links Observations Platform Login Log in to Observations Platform here. 3TIER Dashboard Log in to your 3TIER dashboard. Free Wind & Solar Maps Download free Vaisala wind and solar resource maps. Wind and Solar Time Series Renewable energy developers can quickly and easily access wind and solar resource data. Renewable Energy Applications Wind Energy Development Wind Energy Operations Solar Energy Development & Operations Key Products and Services Wind Energy Forecasting Site-specific, accurate forecasts every 10 minutes Manage wind project operations while maximizing power production, improving integration, reducing... Read more Solar Energy Forecasting With more solar energy coming onto the grid every day, how can you successfully integrate and take advantage of this intermittent resource... Read more See all renewable energy products and services Related Products Optimus™ DGA Monitor OPT100 for Power Transformers Online Monitoring Finally, the world’s first maintenance free multi-gas DGA Monitor requiring no consumables of any... Read more WINDCAP® Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WMT700 WMO and ICAO compliant, robust and reliable ultrasonic anemometer Robust and reliable ultrasonic anemometer for wind measurement... Read more Basin Streamflow Forecast Mitigate flooding risks and effectively manage your hydro facility with high-resolution, regularly updated forecasts projecting 7 days into the... Read more Regional Solar Energy Forecast As solar capacity grows so does its impact on the grid system and energy prices. Our forecast is designed to give energy traders, schedulers, and... Read more Wind Energy Forecasting Site-specific, accurate forecasts every 10 minutes Manage wind project operations while maximizing power production, improving integration, reducing... Read more Wind Prospecting Tools Vaisala’s online wind data provides easy access to important resources for the wind project developer. The Wind Prospecting Tools are ideal for... Read more Solar Energy Forecasting With more solar energy coming onto the grid every day, how can you successfully integrate and take advantage of this intermittent resource... Read more Solar Energy Performance Reconciliation Solar Performance Reconciliation helps you make sure existing projects are operating at optimum levels, diversify your portfolio of assets, and... Read more LiDAR Verification Analysis Validate the performance of your remote sensing system in an individual measurement campaign As part of wind measurement campaigns, a remote sensing... Read more Regional Wind Energy Forecasting Solve the problem of wind variability Our Regional Wind Forecast is designed to give energy traders, schedulers, and asset managers the critical... Read more Present Weather Detectors PWD22 and PWD52 Measure prevailing visibility and detect precipitation type Vaisala's PWD-series of present weather detectors and visibility sensors provide you... Read more Visibility Sensors PWD10, PWD20 and PWD20W for accurate visibility measurement Sensors designed for a variety of visibility measurement applications, including: road weather, waterway... Read more Wind Sensor WM30 Accurate wind speed and direction measurement in a compact and economical package The Vaisala Wind Sensor WM30 is a compact and economical wind speed... Read more Wind Set WA15 Anemometer and wind vane with crossarm and power supply With a proven track record of successful installations, the Vaisala Wind Set WA15 has earned... Read more Related Stories Blog | Jun 26, 2020 Managing megacities: How scanning lidar is protecting increasingly city-bound populations (For more, see "City Limits," co-authored by Ludovic Thobois and Remy Parmentier of Leosphere, a Vaisala company, in Meteorological Technology... Read more Blog | Jun 5, 2020 Dealing with Waked Measurements in Wind Energy Assessments As wind industry buildout continues, it is more common to encounter measurements with data collected in a waked environment. What was once... Read more Press Release | Jun 2, 2020 Leosphere, a Vaisala company, launches wind industry’s longest-range turbine-mounted lidar with WindCube® Nacelle Vaisala Press release June 2, 2020 Leosphere, a Vaisala company, launches... Read more Blog | May 21, 2020 Seasonal forecasting of renewables: How to win at the Roulette table? Renewable energy owners, operators, and their shareholders are naturally curious about how their wind or solar production will turn out next... Read more Blog | May 6, 2020 Covering various renewable and sustainable energy needs Stable and sustainable energy production is integral to many of the challenges and needs our world faces today, such as climate change, safety... Read more Blog | May 1, 2020 Assessing Portfolio Variability As the industry grows and picks up speed, deals involving portfolios of projects are more common. A key measure that investors look at is how... Read more Blog | Apr 16, 2020 Q1 2020 CONUS Wind Resource Anomaly Analysis The overall weather pattern over the Continental US in January was characterized by a high amplitude wave pattern aloft across the Northern... Read more Blog | Mar 16, 2020 Updated solar irradiance data sets released Vaisala is pleased to announce the release of updated versions of our solar irradiance data sets. 3TIER, acquired by Vaisala in 2013, has been a... Read more Press Release | Nov 26, 2019 Leosphere, a Vaisala company, enhances offshore offerings with Windcube suitable for buoys Vaisala Press release November 26, 2019 Leosphere, a Vaisala company... Read more News | Oct 17, 2018 Vaisala Drives Forward Wind Energy’s Remote Sensing Revolution with Acquisition of Leosphere Vaisala adds industry-leading LiDAR systems to its product portfolio, providing advanced tools for wind measurement in any market and any... Read more Blog | Oct 5, 2018 Vaisala Becomes a World Leader in Remote Wind Sensing through Acquisition of Leosphere Vaisala announced yesterday that we acquire all the shares in Leosphere SAS, a French company specializing in developing, manufacturing and... Read more Blog | Jun 15, 2018 A Smart Approach to Wind Anomalies India's monsoon wind speeds have fallen by as much as 9% over the past two decades. Three of the past four years have been below average... Read more Blog | Nov 29, 2017 "Met Towers Belong In A Museum..." "Met towers belong in a museum, not at modern wind projects," argues Pascal Storck in an opinion piece published today in Recharge magazine... Read more Blog | Sep 8, 2017 Measuring the Impact of the Eclipse on a Solar Energy Project How onsite weather stations help us understand performance The solar eclipse on August 21st darkened skies and mesmerized onlookers across the... Read more Press Release | Aug 29, 2017 Vaisala Expands Indian Operations to Meet Rising Demand Resource data, measurement and forecasting specialist doubles team capacity... Read more Blog | Aug 10, 2017 Wind Time Series - Why Subscribe? The wind energy industry has grown since the days when most project developers relied exclusively on public met station data for long-term... Read more Blog | Aug 7, 2017 Solar Resource Data Sets - Why Recent Updates Are Important If you're evaluating which solar resource data set to use in solar project development, one question you should ask yourself is: has the climate... Read more Blog | Aug 7, 2017 Solar Resource Data Sets – Why Temporal Resolution Matters Solar resource data sets come at different temporal resolutions – monthly and hourly. PVsyst and other solar energy modeling software allow you... Read more Blog | Aug 7, 2017 Why Not Use Public Resource Data Sets for Solar Resource Assessment? You're a developer who is working on a large solar project and you're deciding which solar resource data set to use. You've got a tight deadline... Read more Press Release | Jul 24, 2017 Vaisala, DOE Complete Largest Ever Wind Measurement Campaign 18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S... Read more Blog | Jul 24, 2017 Vaisala & U.S. Department of Energy Research Effort Will Improve Wind Energy Forecast Accuracy Rich meteorological dataset from 18-month measurement campaign now publicly available to support DOE wind forecasting improvement project and... Read more Blog | Jul 19, 2017 Warm, Wet First Quarter Negatively Impacts U.S. Solar Performance A Review of How Weather Influenced Solar Performance in Q1 2017 Vaisala regularly monitors solar performance around the world to give the... Read more Press Release | Jul 5, 2017 Dependable Data is the New Solar Subsidy - Vaisala As the first FiT-free projects come online in Europe, reliable site data... Read more Blog | Jun 2, 2017 The Importance Of Accurate Solar Performance Predictions Developing a utility-scale solar project requires a large upfront investment, which makes accurately predicting how much power it will produce a... Read more Blog | May 31, 2017 Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study Wins CanWEA Award We are pleased to announce that the groundbreaking Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study (PCWIS), supported by Vaisala, was recognized this week... Read more Blog | May 18, 2017 Data Innovation Breeds Investor Trust - New Assessment Validation Results Advances in methodology can maintain the confidence of developers and financiers through continuous validation Innovation in wind energy... Read more Press Release | May 18, 2017 Vaisala: Data Innovation Breeds Investor Trust Wind energy assessment expert shows that advances in methodology can... Read more Blog | Apr 27, 2017 Vaisala Completes World's Largest Solar Dataset Validation Study Independent comparison of satellite and ground-based measurements ensures accuracy and consistency of solar resource data for developers... Read more Blog | Mar 24, 2017 U.S. Solar Asset Managers Must Account for Extreme Weather Impacts Frequency of "nat cat" events in 2016 underlines growing requirement for reliable on-site weather data to inform operational decision-making... Read more Blog | Mar 6, 2017 Next Generation Wake Modeling Approaches At one time or another, just about everyone in the wind industry has seen the now famous image of the Horn's Rev offshore wind farm in Europe's... Read more Contacting the Vaisala energy team: Sales inquiries: [email protected] Global Solutions Manager, Americas and Europe:Scott Eichelberger tel.: +1 206 708 8454 Regional head of sales, Middle East, Africa, India / APAC:Rajnikanth Umakanthan tel.: +91 99005 73791 Regional Offices: Vaisala operates worldwide; the offices below are key offices in the energy business. 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