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

Jens Carsten Hansen*, Niels G. Mortensen, Brian O. Hansen, Morten Nielsen, Andrea N. Hahmann, Jake Badger, Rogier Floors, Andreas Bechmann, Xiaoli G. Larsén, Jody L. Julies, Eugéne Mabille, Eric Prinsloo

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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 19 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. Further, 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 instructions for accessing and using the WASA data.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRisø, Roskilde, Denmark
PublisherDTU Wind Energy
Number of pages68
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-93549-85-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesDTU Wind Energy E


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