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.
|Publisher||DTU Wind Energy|
|Number of pages||61|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||DTU Wind Energy E|
Hansen, J. C., Mortensen, N. G., Cronin, T., Hansen, B. O., Nielsen, M., Hahmann, A. N., Badger, J., & Larsén, X. G.
(2018). Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) – Best practice guide for application of WASA
. DTU Wind Energy. DTU Wind Energy E, Vol.. 0187