Wind Resource Assessment Handbook

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    This handbook gives industry-accepted guidelines for planning and conducting a wind resource measurement program im support of the user's wind energy feasibility initiative. These guidelines, which are detailed and highly technical, emphasize the tasks of selecting, installing, and operating wind measurement equipment, as well as collecting and analyzing the associated data, once one or moremeasurement sites are located. The handbook's scope encompasses state-of-the-art measurement and analysis techniques at multiple heights on tall towers for a measurement duration of at least one year. While these guidelines do not represent every possible method of conducting a quality wind measurement program, they do address the most important elements based upon field-proven experience. Theintended audience for this handbook is any organization or individual desiring the planning framework and detailed procedures for conducting a formally structured wind measurement program. Personnel from the management level to field technicians will find this material applicable.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages80
    StatePublished - 1997

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared by AWS Scientific, Inc., Albany, New York

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-440-22223


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