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Title: Wind and solar resource data sets: Wind and solar resource data sets

Abstract

The range of resource data sets spans from static cartography showing the mean annual wind speed or solar irradiance across a region to high temporal and high spatial resolution products that provide detailed information at a potential wind or solar energy facility. These data sets are used to support continental-scale, national, or regional renewable energy development; facilitate prospecting by developers; and enable grid integration studies. This review first provides an introduction to the wind and solar resource data sets, then provides an overview of the common methods used for their creation and validation. A brief history of wind and solar resource data sets is then presented, followed by areas for future research.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO USA
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO USA; Power Systems Engineering Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO USA
  3. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO USA; National Wind Technology Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden CO USA
  4. Department of Wind Energy, Danish Technical University, Copenhagen Denmark
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1413179
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-68022
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8396
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Energy and Environment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8396
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; wind energy; solar energy; resource data

Citation Formats

Clifton, Andrew, Hodge, Bri-Mathias, Draxl, Caroline, Badger, Jake, and Habte, Aron. Wind and solar resource data sets: Wind and solar resource data sets. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/wene.276.
Clifton, Andrew, Hodge, Bri-Mathias, Draxl, Caroline, Badger, Jake, & Habte, Aron. Wind and solar resource data sets: Wind and solar resource data sets. United States. doi:10.1002/wene.276.
Clifton, Andrew, Hodge, Bri-Mathias, Draxl, Caroline, Badger, Jake, and Habte, Aron. Tue . "Wind and solar resource data sets: Wind and solar resource data sets". United States. doi:10.1002/wene.276.
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title = {Wind and solar resource data sets: Wind and solar resource data sets},
author = {Clifton, Andrew and Hodge, Bri-Mathias and Draxl, Caroline and Badger, Jake and Habte, Aron},
abstractNote = {The range of resource data sets spans from static cartography showing the mean annual wind speed or solar irradiance across a region to high temporal and high spatial resolution products that provide detailed information at a potential wind or solar energy facility. These data sets are used to support continental-scale, national, or regional renewable energy development; facilitate prospecting by developers; and enable grid integration studies. This review first provides an introduction to the wind and solar resource data sets, then provides an overview of the common methods used for their creation and validation. A brief history of wind and solar resource data sets is then presented, followed by areas for future research.},
doi = {10.1002/wene.276},
journal = {Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Energy and Environment},
issn = {2041-8396},
number = 2,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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