U.S. DOE’s Renewable Energy Lab Maps Wind Resources with GIS

These maps show how wind resources in Indiana increase with height.

These maps show how wind resources in Indiana increase with height.

…from the Spring 2009 issue of ArcNews

Highlights:

  • Using ArcGIS Desktop software, the NREL team can determine the most favorable locations for wind farms.
  • GIS-based modeling enables analysis of terrain, which significantly impacts the quality of wind at a particular site.
  • The primary audience for these maps is government decision makers.

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