Wind Potential Assessment and Micrositing: Overview of The State of The Art

Martin Strack // Helmut Klug

The widely used standard methods for wind potential assessment are the European Wind Atlas Methods [1] developed by Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark, by means of the ”Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program” (WASP). The aim of the lecture “Micrositing” is to explain the European Wind Atlas Methods and to show its application for wind potential assessment and wind farm calculation, under special consideration of its limitations and possible improvements of the reliability. Furthermore concepts and practical experience with other approaches (e.g. AIOLOS flow model) for wind potential assessment will be shown.