Station and Site Description Report

Eric Prinsloo, Eugéne Mabille, Sarel Haasbroek, Niels Gylling Mortensen, Jens Carsten Hansen

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Abstract

As part of the “Wind Atlas for South Africa Phase 2” project, site inspection trips were carried out by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and DTU Wind Energy in April of 2016. Observers from the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) also attended. A total of 2 sites featuring instrumented 60-m masts were visited; the present report summarises the findings of the site inspection teams. The results from the other 3 sites were recorded during the mast instrumentation period. The main results are descriptions and documentation of the meteorological masts, instruments and site conditions. For each site, the location and magnetic declination have been determined, as well as the sensor boom directions on the mast. Elevation maps have been constructed to show the surrounding terrain and photos taken to document the land cover. The observed wind rose and wind speed distributions are given for three full year’s worth of data.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDTU Wind Energy
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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