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Published: 10 March 2015 10 March 2015

Vaisala has partnered with the Masdar Institute to develop the UAE Wind Atlas - the first publicly available wind resource database in the Middle East.

This investment and infrastructure planning tool is free to access through the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) Global Atlas. With 10 years of hourly meteorological data at multiple heights and a spatial resolution of 500-meters, the wind atlas developed by Vaisala and the Masdar Institute provides a comprehensive view of the UAE's wind resource to support wind energy investment decisions. To complete the atlas, Vaisala employed an advanced ensemble modeling approach, calibrated by available observations and tested to find the most accurate fit for the country's unique local environment.

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