Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) – Best practice guide for application of WASA

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Abstract

The present report is a best practice guide for application of results from the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA). A general description of the methodological framework – the wind atlas methodology – is given, including validation results of the numerical wind atlas at 10 measurement sites. The atlas can be applied for different purposes – from siting of wind turbines to planning of wind farms – and the requirements and considerations for this are outlined. Furthermore, a number of case studies are described, which illustrate different applications and may serve as a guideline and inspiration for new wind energy projects. The report also contains detailed instructions for accessing and using the WASA data.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDTU Wind Energy
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)978-87-93278-15-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
SeriesDTU Wind Energy E
Volume0073

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