Global Wind Atlas

The Global Wind Atlas (GWA) is a free, web-based application developed to help policymakers, planners, and investors identify high-wind areas for wind power generation virtually anywhere in the world, and then perform preliminary calculations. The GWA facilitates online queries and provides freely downloadable datasets based on the latest input data and modeling methodologies. They perform a generalization process on large-scale wind climate data from atmospheric re-analysis data in the ERA5 dataset from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). The result is a set of generalized wind climates. Users can download high-resolution maps of the wind resource potential, for use in GIS tools.

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Author The World Bank Group and Technical University of Denmark
Last Updated September 8, 2020, 23:09 (UTC)
Created September 8, 2020, 23:09 (UTC)