Vaisala’s online wind data provides easy access to important resources for the wind project developer. The Wind Prospecting Tools are ideal for efficiently prioritizing areas of high wind resource while the Wind Time Series Tools provide quick and easy access to the most recent reanalysis data available.
Wind Prospecting Tool
The Wind Prospecting Tools are ideal for efficiently prioritizing areas of high wind resource. Vaisala has created an easy to use interactive map using a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model run. This allows you to zoom in closely on a 2 arc minute (approximately 5km) grid to view localized wind resources. The prospecting tools quickly create eye-catching plots such as monthly mean wind speed, wind speed distribution, annual mean wind speed, and an annual mean wind rose. All the data are from a 10-year WRF model from NCEP/NCAR 1997 - 2006 and produce plots at hub heights of 20,50 or 80m. The prospecting tool is perfect for a wind developer searching for a region with high wind resource.
Wind Time Series Tool
Vaisala currently uses an ensemble of reanalysis data for wind assessments. The most prominent of these are ERA5, MERRA2, and NNRP-D. The Wind Time Series Tool is a quick and convenient way to visualize long-term time series from each reanalysis for their 40-year period. Vaisala will calculate monthly and annual wind speeds for most locations for any hub height between 50 - 200m. Any time series is available for download within 24 hours. The wind time series tool is ideal for wind developers who have an exact location in mind for a project.
To purchase either the Standard or Premium plans, please contact a Vaisala representative via this link. Please note that contacting us with the intent of purchasing either plan does not guarantee instant access. Vaisala representatives may need up to 2-3 days to set up an account and provide login information.