Published: 26 February 2021 26 February 2021
BrightWind, an Irish wind resource assessment company, has announced the launch of BrightHub, a new open data platform for Irish wind and solar resource data. The BrightHub platform provides wind analysts and researchers, in Ireland and internationally, with open access to wind and solar resource datasets, enabling them to better understand Ireland’s wind and solar energy resources.
BrightWind has also announced the launch of version 2.0 of its open-source data analysis library. This library facilitates co-operation and research activities within the renewable energy industry by simplifying and standardising the access to quality wind and solar data.Among the organisations currently contributing data to the BrightHub platform are; Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), SEAI along with Wind Energy Direct, Greencoat Renewables and several other industry players. The launch marks the completion of a €162,000 grant awarded to the company in 2020 by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to develop the platform.