The Importance of Studying The Wind
Conducting a wind study of the area where you want to install a wind turbine is not only advisable, but necessary. The results will help us determine the balance we give to the Photovoltaic Solar Power and the Wind Power in order to conform the optimal installation in each case. These are the steps you should follow:
1. Check the Wind Resource of your area on the Mesoscale. You can see this on the website of IDAE: http://atlaseolico.idae.es. If you have questions, please notify us via the contact form and we will provide this initial information free of charge.
2. Inspect the area where you want to install the wind turbine and find the optimal location for installation.
3. Studying the wind at the site, which can be done in two ways:
(i) Installing an anemometer at the selected location, at the same height the rotor of the turbine would be, and obtaining measurement data over a recommended period of 1 year or 4 months minimum. Go to Anemometers Page for more information.
(ii) Estimating the wind resource at the site using CFD software, which uses 3D terrain maps and historical data from the nearest weather stations with a margin of error between 5 and 7%.
Go to Meteodyn Software Page for more information.