Mexico Wind Resource Assessment Project

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    A preliminary wind energy resource assessment of Mexico that produced wind resource maps for both utility-scale and rural applications was undertaken as part of the Mexico-U.S. Renewable Energy Cooperation Program. This activity has provided valuable information needed to facilitate the commercialization of small wind turbines and windfarms in Mexico and to lay the groundwork for subsequent windresource activities. A surface meterological data set of hourly data in digital form was utilitized to prepare a more detailed and accurate wind resource assessment of Mexico than otherwise would have been possble. Software was developed to perform the first ever detailed analysis of the wind characteristics data for over 150 stations in Mexico The hourly data set was augmented with informationfrom weather balloons (upper-air data), ship wind data from coastal areas, and summarized wind data from sources in Mexico. The various data were carefully evaluated for their usefulness in preparing the wind resource assessment. The preliminary assessment has identified many areas of good-to-excellent wind resource potential and shows that the wind resource in Mexico is considerably greaterthan shown in previous surveys.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 1995
    EventWindpower '95: Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association - Washington, D.C.
    Duration: 26 Mar 199530 Mar 1995


    ConferenceWindpower '95: Annual Conference and Exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association
    CityWashington, D.C.

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-21827


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