Wind atlas and data tools

The Global Wind Atlas is a free, web-based application developed to help policymakers and investors identify potential high-wind areas for wind power generation virtually anywhere in the world, and perform preliminary calculations.
This tool facilitates online queries and provides freely downloadable datasets based on the latest input data and modeling methodologies.
Users can additionally download high-resolution maps showing global, regional, and country wind resource potential in the Downloads section.

The European Wind Atlas describes the foundation of the wind atlas methodology and the WAsP models. We also link to the data base of the atlas (even though it is a bit old now) and we will add more tools and data sets as they become available.

The WAsP Climate Analyst is a freeware utility tool for wind energy engineers, which is designed for import, selection and analyses of wind data time series – including generation of observed mean wind climates for wind resource assessment and observed extreme wind climates for IEC site assessment. The observed mean wind climates and observed extreme wind climates generated with the WAsP Climate Analyst may be imported directly into WAsP and WAsP Engineering respectively.

The topographical descriptions of the met. station and wind turbine sites can be derived directly from space shuttle elevation data in the WAsP Map Editor. With this tool you can also read, edit, view and transform several other vector formats of elevation and land cover data, including common GIS formats and files exported from Google Earth. In addition we provide the WAsP Terrain Workshop for advanced 3D-viewing and vector-grid format conversion.

The wind turbine is specified by power and thrust curves and these data may be established and edited using the WAsP Turbine Editor.
25 MAY 2020