Wind and solar resource data sets

Andrew Clifton, Bri-Mathias Hodge*, Caroline Draxl, Jake Badger, Aron Habte

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Abstract

The range of resource data sets spans from static cartography showing the mean annual wind speed or solar irradiance across a region to high temporal and high spatial resolution products that provide detailed information at a potential wind or solar energy facility. These data sets are used to support continental-scale, national, or regional renewable energy development; facilitate prospecting by developers; and enable grid integration studies. This review first provides an introduction to the wind and solar resource data sets, then provides an overview of the common methods used for their creation and validation. A brief history of wind and solar resource data sets is then presented, followed by areas for future research.

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere276
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
Volume7
Issue number2
Number of pages21
ISSN2041-8396
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Clifton, Andrew ; Hodge, Bri-Mathias ; Draxl, Caroline ; Badger, Jake ; Habte, Aron. / Wind and solar resource data sets. In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 2.
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