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Figure 1 DulasEnsuring Successful Wind Projects Requires Access to Optimised Resource Data
Investors and developers need high-quality wind resource data for financial modelling, and, with the decline in subsidy supports both in the UK and elsewhere, ensuring accurate measurements is critical. Much of the attention in this regard has focused on whether meteorological (met) masts or remote sensing devices will win out as the technology of choice in the coming years. However, with each possessing strengths and weaknesses, there are a range of other site and project considerations that developers must factor into early-stage site prospecting in order to reduce costs and maximise returns over the lifetime of a project.
By Alistair Marsden, Dulas, UK

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