Wind resource assessment is the process by which wind power It is an important source of developers estimate the future energy production of a wind farm. Accurate wind resource assessments are crucial to the successful development of wind farms.
Solar energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic systems, concentrated solar power and solar water heating to harness the energy.
Data analysis, also known as analysis of data or data analytics, is a process of inspecting, cleansing, transforming, and modeling data with the goal of discovering useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision-making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing diverse techniques.
Data monitoring is the process of analyzing data from met masts or RSD making sure the instruments and logger are working as they should. Daily, we assemble, process and analyze data from the logger looking for failures or suspicious records. As we do this daily, this increases overall data coverage which in turn increases project returns.
A measurement tower or met mast is a free standing tower or a removed mast, which carries measuring instruments with meteorological instruments such as thermometers and wind velocity measurers. Measuring towers are an essential component of rocket launching sites, since one must know exact wind conditions for an execution of a rocket start. Also in the proximity of some nuclear power stations (as in Grafenrheinfeld, Germany) there are measuring towers. Beside measurement towers, which are equipped with meteorological measuring instruments, there are also measuring towers for measuring the radiation pattern of antennas. Such towers are frequently implemented as metal-free timber constructions for the avoidance of disturbance of the radiation pattern.
Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) is used extensively through the pre-planning / scoping, planning, development, construction and operational phases of an onshore wind energy project in combination with short met masts and tall met masts and associated cup anemometers, roaming during site-prospecting, stand-alone in replacement of a met mast and as a fixed reference control. SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging), also written as sodar, is a meteorological instrument used as a wind profiler to measure the scattering of sound waves by atmospheric turbulence. SODAR systems are used to measure wind speed at various heights above the ground, and the thermodynamic structure of the lower layer of the atmosphere