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 Due Diligence Services Take advantage of the industry's most advanced methodology Vaisala's due diligence services deliver accurate energy assessments to support profitable project investments in the wind sector. Read more Wind Energy Forecasting Site-specific, accurate forecasts every 10 minutes Manage wind project operations while maximizing power production, improving integration, reducing imbalance charges, and trading in real-time, day... Read more Wind Maps and GIS Layers Understand how wind resources are distributed across any location worldwide - whether it is an entire country or a specific 100-acre plot along a... 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? Vaisala's... 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 kind. • No carrier or calibration gasses to monitor... Read more WINDCAP® Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WMT700 WMO and ICAO compliant, robust and reliable ultrasonic anemometer Robust and reliable ultrasonic anemometer for wind measurement for meteorology, aviation, maritime and wind energy applications. The WMT700 uses... Read more Wind Due Diligence Services Take advantage of the industry's most advanced methodology Vaisala's due diligence services deliver accurate energy assessments to support profitable project investments in the wind sector. Read more Wind Flow Curvature Study Improve the accuracy of remote sensing data in complex terrain Using a WindSim CFD model, this correction study quickly improves the accuracy of your remote sensing data in complex terrain. Read more Solar Resource Assessment Gain confidence in your solar project development and financing. Vaisala's solar resource assessments provide the most reliable record of long-term... 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 future... 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 Solar Time Series and Prospecting Tools Our online tools allow you to explore bankable solar resource data across the globe. Now you can efficiently prioritize sites and better understand... Read more Wind Energy Forecasting Site-specific, accurate forecasts every 10 minutes Manage wind project operations while maximizing power production, improving integration, reducing imbalance charges, and trading in real-time, day... 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? Vaisala's... 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 manage... 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 system is often placed in close proximity to a met tower in order to validate the remote... 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 information they need to reduce risk and... Read more Wind Maps and GIS Layers Understand how wind resources are distributed across any location worldwide - whether it is an entire country or a specific 100-acre plot along a... Read more Wind Performance Reconciliation Wind Performance Reconciliation puts recent and future wind performance in context so you understand the risks and implications of variability at... Read more Wind Project Forensic Analysis Recognizing and resolving underperformance issues as early as possible helps maximize energy production, optimize operations, and proactively... 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 off-the-shelf accuracy and reliability 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 visibility measurement, and wind turbine... 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 and direction sensor. The rotating cup anemometer at the top of the unit provides... 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 its reputation as the industry standard in the wind... Read more Related Stories 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 Blog | Feb 27, 2017 Vaisala Appoints New Managing Director for 3TIER India Rajnikanth Umakanthan to head Vaisala's Indian subsidiary, delivering end-to-end resource risk management services for renewable energy... Read more Blog | Feb 8, 2017 Vaisala Ships First Units of SP-12 Solar Weather Station Turn-key solar measurement solution completes our integrated solar services, offering developers, operators and engineers a single provider for... Read more Blog | Jan 23, 2017 Meteorology Matters: Reducing Solar Uncertainty - Interview & Upcoming Webinar Accounting for Weather in Solar Project Financing In a recent PV magazine interview, Vaisala's solar expert, Gwendalyn Bender, answers important... Read more Blog | Jan 18, 2017 Vaisala Experts Take Stage at AMS Conference New weather research is key for the continued success of the renewable energy industry Next week the largest academic weather event in the... Read more Blog | Jan 16, 2017 Reducing Costs in Solar Asset Management - Upcoming Webinar Learn from Industry Experts in a Live Webinar Series The global solar business is booming – and the ramp up of operational capacity is... Read more Blog | Jan 4, 2017 New Research for Managing Blade Icing With a projected growth rate of 12 GW annually through 2020, wind power in cold climates is one of the fastest-growing areas of the industry and... Read more Blog | Nov 2, 2016 2015 an Anomalous Year for German Wind Production Analysis of wind speed trends in Germany for the years 2009-2015 reveals that 2015 was an exceptional year for the German wind energy sector. In... 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. North and South America Seattle, Washington, US +1 206 708 8488 Louisville, Colorado, US +1 303 499 1701 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil +55 21 2263 3006 or +55 21 2518 2237 Europe Hamburg, Germany: +49-40-839 03-0 Asia Pacific Beijing, China: +86 10 5827 4100 Tokyo, Japan: +81 3 5259 5960 Melbourne, Australia: +61 3 9815 6700 India Bangalore, Karnataka - +91 80 40918220 For product support: Email [email protected] to contact our renewable energy support and field services team, or visit our global support page for more detailed instructions and options.