Reducing Uncertainty in Wind Project Energy Estimates with Triton
This white paper presents several different wind resource assessment scenarios and analyzes the costs and benefits of using a Triton Wind Profiler compared to a met tower.
Wind project energy production estimates are a key element in determining how a wind project can be externally financed, and the most important input into an energy estimate is the wind resource assessment.
A common situation faced by wind developers occurs when a met mast has been collecting measurements for a period of time and a preliminary wind resource assessment has been conducted. Additional data may make financing more feasible, or provide better terms. DNV-GL analyzed several example scenarios in different types of campaign and concluded that using a Triton for an additional measurement campaign, rather than an 80-meter met tower, reduces uncertainties and provides a cost-effective way to increase project value.